#AtoZChallenge: Start Something New

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By Epicawesomewolf (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

I was in a TJ Maxx recently, browsing. And in the part with all of the ready-made art, there were a bunch of little wood blocks with words. One caught my eye:

“Start something new.”

I knew I was going to need to write a short story for a guest blog over at  Fiction Can Be Fun, but I thought I’d work from a beginning I’d written a while ago. And yet I never got around to re-reading that beginning.

Start something new.

Then, in a fit of procrastination, I was emptying the dishwasher when inspiration hit. Silly inspiration. Ridiculous inspiration. I was off.

And I’m having a ball writing it.

Sometimes that’s all it takes to get going when the writing gets tough. Sometimes all you need is something fresh, something with no expectations, something that can be whatever it will be.

Start something new.

It was my sign from the universe; and now it’s yours.

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15 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge: Start Something New

  1. I’m pretty good at starting something new, but don’t always maintain or finish the something new. Did TJ Maxx have a sign that spoke to that problem? I’m telling you, there’s a market for that sort of sign!

    • Hmm. I’m thinking of taking a walk up there later, so I’ll keep you posted. My gut says “maybe.”

      It’s true, things are always harder when the shiny wears off.

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