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31 days to just write!

Tomorrow I will blow the dust off of my space here as I attempt to complete a two-in-one challenge to write each day in October (31 day challenge from The Nester) for five minutes (5 minute a day challenge from the host of Five Minute Fridays, Kate).

I've participated in 31 days twice ~









This year as I contemplated, Kate announced that she'd be offering a challenge within the challenge....a challenge complete with word prompts (thank you, Kate!). How could I refuse? 

My hope in writing for 31 day is to form a daily habit of writing, to improve my writing skills, to be "inspired" and in turn to hopefully inspire another. Won't you join me? 


day 1 ~ move
day 2 ~  view -- A Room with a View
day 3 ~ new
day 4 ~ learn
day 5 ~ stuck
day 6 ~ know
day 7 ~ Go
day 8 ~ Say
day 9 ~ Join
day 10 ~ Care
day 11 ~ Teach
day 12 ~ Rest
day 13 ~ Work
day 14 ~ Away
day 15 ~ Life
day 16 ~ Adjust(ments)
day 17 ~ Long
day 18 ~ Taste
day 19 ~ Honor
day 20 ~ Fear
day 21 ~ Second
day 22 ~
day 23 ~ Look
day 24 ~
day 25 ~ Enjoy
day 26 ~ Visit
day 27 ~ Free
day 28 ~ Wake
day 29 ~ Unite
day 30 ~ First
day 31 ~




Five Minute Free Writes button

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  1. I like your button--simple yet clear and effective. I haven't made one, because everyone else's are (is?) so elaborate. But you've inspired me to try.

    I'm looking forward to your upcoming posts!

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    1. As I struggled with different ideas for my button the phrase, "Keep it simple, stupid!" kept running through my head. Sometimes I little to those voices! lol! Why over-complicate things? :) Thanks for stopping by, Melissa!

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  2. I am joining you too for Kate's 31 days of 5 minute Free Writes. Happy writing and see you around, Laurie :)

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    1. Welcome, Shilpa! I look forward to seeing you "around" this month! :)

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