Ten minutes of useless

So today I’m feeling tired and depressive. My body aches, my feet and ankles especially. I don’t feel cheerful, more like snapping at the world. Grumpy old bastard needs caffeine?

But who wants to read this sort of nonsense? Dave whines about his minor aches and pains for ten minutes, go! (Audience exits blog en masse!!)

So we’re done talking about that, but this is a “free write”, so whatever pops out of my head next is what you’re going to be victimized by. Sorry ya’ll, in  my mood this morning, that might be a bumpy ride.

I was thinking ten minutes ago about my next fiction, a little bit, not much more than a vague “I should write one of those” idea, something related to superheroes (of some variety). See, I don’t even really have a plot or a solid idea yet, just an image…that you’ll see if/when I ever actually sit down and start writing the thing. It’s just a very vague and nebulous brain-teaser, so far.

Sometimes that produces a story as soon as I begin tapping away. Other times it dies (replaced by a different notion), or it brews for several days first.

Too early to tell which way that notion is gonna go, since ruminating on it was interrupted by this here daily prompt. I hope I don’t lose it entirely (mark “pending” file, brain!), I think I might enjoy writing something in that sub-genre.

I keep glancing at the clock; general notion that this particular post isn’t going terribly well. But (stop editing!) I’m trying to be honest and brain-dump, as requested. I just isn’t a very interesting brain-dump. They can’t all be winners, right?

And that’s our ten minutes. Sorry we didn’t have a “hook” ready to launch this morning, folks. Maybe the super-hero piece will be the hook for the day, stay tuned.

Anything’d be better than this drivel.

RecDave Seal

Wanted: easy blog-post hooks, for long-term use in on-demand pieces. You would think I’d have something by now.

Ready, Set, Brainfart! Careful what you wish for, DP.

As it’s been a while since our last free-write… set a timer for ten minutes. Write without pause (and no edits!) until you’re out of time. Then, publish what you have (it’s your call whether or not to give the post a once-over).

The lesson we’re supposed to learn is “write something, even when you don’t feel like writing”, right? Wire up some voltage to the computer chair, same effect 😛

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