“You go through life experiences. Each record captures a different turning point in my life” Keith Urban
WHAT WOULD YOU DEFINE AS THE TURNING-POINT OF YOUR LIFE?
I was nominated to the do the Free Style Writing Challenge a while ago by Lucy Danvers, her excellent blog Ice Coffee Couture
The aim of this challenge is really just to write non-stop for a period of time, so try it out!
My question for the challenge was:
WHAT WOULD YOU DEFINE AS THE TURNING-POINT OF YOUR LIFE, AND OR CAREER?
The question, raises my eye brows more than any other question would. To put it bluntly,
I guess am still waiting for mine to knock on the door.
That being said, I feel like a liar. Why, you ask?
I will tell you why. I probably should start by counting my blessings what I have achieved so far, both in work life and personal life. Looking back at my life, I really cannot pin point one specific turning point but several. Not all of them have turned out to be good ones, but they have taught me lessons, turning me into the person I am today.
But I would say that the most recent one would be when I started writing again. Well publicly that is. I never really stopped, rather moved to different forms of writing. This is my third try and hopefully the charmed one and so far I am convinced I will stay on this path and not let go. Granted it’s a long way from my “fantasy” of having a best seller or a produced screenplay. But I like the interactiveness of the World Wide Web in the blogging community. Instant feedback and knowing your product is something people actually enjoy.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying writing on the internet is not real work or real writing, it is and it is hard work as anything else. Simply because most of us have day jobs and continue to our second job of the bloggers world, possibly putting in another eight or more hours a day, and not getting paid for it. I must admit one thing though. As much as I love seeing my work published, I do have a love and hate relationship with the internet and all that which it contains. But as long as I am honest as a person, writer and a blogger, giving credit when credit is due, I feel I can survive the ugly too.
So my point here is, hold on to your dreams, try to realize them, but most of all: Keep calm and continue blogging!
How to do it:
Open an MS Word document (or Pages)
1. Set a stop watch or your mobile to 5 minutes or 10 minutes whichever challenge you think you can beat.
2. Your topic is at the foot of this post.
3. Fill the word doc with as many words as you want. Once you began writing do not stop.
4. Do not cheat by going back and correcting spellings and grammar with spell check in MS WORD (it is only meant for you to reflect on your own control of sensible thought flow and for you to reflect on your ability to write the right spelling and stick to grammar rules)
5. You may or may not pay attention to punctuation and capitals. However, if you do, it would be best.
6. At the end of your post write down ‘No. Of words =_____’ so that we would have an idea of how much you can write within the time frame.
7. Do not forget to copy paste the entire passage on your blog post with a new Topic for your nominees and copy paste these rules with your nominations (at least 5 bloggers).
I will nominate:
My topic for you is:
Have you ever wished you were either older or younger?
What would you consider to be the benefits and possible problems?