Friday, June 08, 2012
Between Us Girls (Challenge Day 4)
It's late in the day, but I need to write. I want to write.
Writing better really does take practice -- that's what today's challenge was about. And I don't know why I can't get this through my head.
The lazy girl in me doesn't want to really work for anything - I want writing (marriage, motherhood, teaching, fill-in-the-blank) to come easily, like a rolling river. Instead, it's more like trying to drill for oil.
Trial and error over and over again.
This week I got an email from Hallmark with news of a contest for a graduation book coming out next year. It's asking for original work for three different categories. What great timing! The three categories are:
Between Us Girls
The Best Advice I Ever Got
I Wish I'd Known (What I Know Now)
Would you mind helping me pick which tidbits to enter? The deadline is June 24th and I can enter one submission for each category.
Here are my ideas for the first category:
Between Us Girls
1. The next time you go to the beach or the pool, observe how there are no two women built exactly the same. Instead of comparing and complaining, get back in touch with your inner seven year-old and quit thinking about yourself so much. Buy a snow cone and giggle with your friends.
2. One day you will get your hair cut and you will hate it. People will look at you sadly and ask, "Ohhh, why did you cut your hair?" You will want to hurt someone. Take a deep breath. Look in the mirror and say, "I am not my hair." Decide to work it, girl, and not let your hair control your life.
3. All the makeup in the world won't make you glow from the inside out. You have the beautiful, terrible responsibility for bringing your unique gifts to the world. Stop being afraid of yourself. When you know who you are and who you are not, you will shine and sparkle. You will be undeniable, unstoppable, and irresistible.
Vote for your favorite in the comments section!
at 10:54 PM