I told y’all that even though I was getting more organized with my writing that I was still going to keep it random, too. Well, today, I’m here to deliver on that promise because I’ve finally decided to participate in Five Minute Friday.
Five minute, huh? Whatchutalkingbout Kacey? (Said in my Gary Coleman voice.)
Here’s the deal, there’s this blogger, Lisa-Jo Baker, that posts a one-word prompt every Friday. Then, tons of other bloggers take just 5 minutes to write a post about that topic and publish it for the world to see without any editing.
What’s the point, you ask? It’s so we writers/bloggers can break away from always feeling like we have to publish the “perfect” post or over-analyzing what people will think about our posts. In addition, a little unscripted writing is good for tapping into our creative brain and writer’s instinct.
I’ve been reading other people’s 5 Minute Friday posts for awhile. Now, I’m going to give it a go myself the first Friday of every month. Once I see Lisa-Jo’s prompt, I’ll write for 5 minutes straight and not look at it until I get the Well-Rounded Home email like the rest of y’all. I’m kind of nervous, y’all because I have no clue what’s going to pop out of my head. And the no editing thing really has me concerned. (Although, these will be the quickest posts I’ve ever written.)
Y’all know I’m always up for a challenge, so here goes…
Graceful…this topic makes me laugh. I’m anything but graceful.
When I think of graceful, I think of lean ballerinas dancing in Swan Lake.
I think of elegant older women who still wear pearls during the week.
Nope, I’m not graceful. But I’m me.
In my 30′s, I’m learning to be ok with that.
God made me who I am and what I am for a reason.
I may feel awkward or be self-conscious.
But He can use even me.
And the best part is that when he looks at me–He sees graceful.
It was going so good, but now I’ve just looked at my watch and thought, is the timer working?
That’s the longest five minutes ever. Two and a half minutes to go? Wow.
I’m new at this Five Minute Friday thing, what can I say.
I started off well, don’t you think?
p.s. I cheated and went back and read what I wrote, but I didn’t edit it…though I really, really wanted to bad. I’m cringing now at the thought of other people reading this. Good Friday laughs.