Let me say this: Sometimes blogging can be a lonely process. Sometimes I feel as if I'm writing just for me, when I want to be writing for you, too. I keep asking myself, What is in it for these people? How can I get them involved so this blog not only feels like mine, but also theirs? I did some contemplating in my favorite coffee shop and at my desk at work and in my car until a good idea finally surfaced and I carried it back to shore.
The writings that appear on this site demonstrate my appreciation for poetry, fiction, flash fiction and, well, the art of writing in general. As a recent college graduate, I've done my best to keep that appreciation in check by continuing to write outside my day job. Sometimes, however, the works come slowly and I desperately miss my professors and classmates. No longer am I challenged to meet deadlines and make suggested edits. No longer do I sit in workshops full of writing majors who enthusiastically offer a sufficient mix of constructive criticism and praise.
Here is where you enter the picture.
Before I go throwing this idea at you at approximately 15 miles per hour, I want to make clear that I'm not out to steal your ideas. Rather, I'm challenging you to challenge me, to keep a writer on her tippy toes (and fingertips, if we want to get technical here).
So here's what's up:
You make a comment on this specific blog entry or contact me via my link above and you tell me what to write. Perhaps you'll give me a few ideas in the way of nouns, verbs, and adjectives. Or maybe you won't. Either way, here are two examples:
"Hi Kayla! I want you to write about a giraffe that needs a kidney transplant."
Or . . .
"I totally think you should write a poem about a clock that keeps ticking, even though the world has ended."
You can decide if you want this idea brought to life in the form of a poem, piece of fiction, song lyrics, whatever. Once I receive your idea, I'll get started on it right away. Writings will be written (hehe) in the order they are placed and will be completed as soon as possible. While there may not be a method to my madness, there certainly is a limit; I refuse to write about anything having to do with horror or hate. Otherwise, feel free to come up with something silly, something sentimental, something sad. Try to stump me, if you want. I'm up for anything. Bring. It. On.
P.S. Since you submit the skeleton of the idea, you will be credited in the post. Hey, that's only fair, right? :)
I take requests!
Let's get jiggy with it. Na na na na na na na, na na na na na na!