Welcome to Winter, and welcome to the December Erotic Journal Challenge! In October, I decided to change things up a bit to make it as easy as possible for people to join in.
Rather than offering up weekly or bi-weekly challenges (as several of my blogger friends do), I decided to provide a monthly theme and a list of topics, questions, and prompts that writers can choose from.
I know that sometimes, when I have too many memes that I want to participate in, I get stressed or end up having to leave a few out or make choices about which I can or will write for. This way, the EJC will not add to your stress but will always be available when you need an idea. Write and share every day, once a week, or once a month, whatever works for you and your current level of motivation and available time. Also, keep in mind that you can combine memes! If you write something for the EJC that also works for a prompt from another blogger, combine and link-up in both places. It means more exposure and more readers!
This month, since it’s the end of the calendar year…a time of endings, when we reflect on what has happened this year…and a time of beginnings, when we consider what is in store, I’ve decided to go with the theme:
Endings & Beginnings
Possible questions and prompts (but feel free to use the theme in any way that works for you):
Reflect. What has this year brought to you (or taken away)? What challenges have you faced? Do you have regrets? How has your life or outlook improved?
Look ahead. What hopes and dreams do you have for the coming year?
If you like to make resolutions, what are they?
Maybe you just want to write about a significant beginning or ending in your life (past, present, or future).
Read the prompt the way you choose and use it in a way that works best for you. Last month, I only had a few participants, but I failed miserably at feedback and promotion of the meme. It was a rough month for me. So much so, that I didn’t even write a post to my own prompt.
But, I’m back this month, and I hope to infuse the blog with a little fresh energy. I’m tired. And I’m looking forward to some down time at the end of the month. But, until then, play along with me. Join in and share your posts below.
If you have any other ideas related to the theme, please share them in the comments so others might be inspired.
Write a story, a poem, an article, a personal essay (or a collection of them)…share a photo or a photo essay…a podcast, a scene…whatever you want…as many times as you want during the month! Feel free to double up on memes, too.
And remember to link-back to this post and use the badge! Read others’ posts, comment, share what you love on Twitter! This is all about introspection, sharing what we learn, and supporting one another as writers and people.
Link-up will be open from December 1st to December 31st. Share as many posts as you like, as long as they connect to the theme in some way.