Monday, April 29, 2013

A to Z Challenge: X, Y, Z

I hope it's not against the rules, but I had to combine my last three letters into one final post. Partings are so hard to do, but alas, it must be. It's time to say goodbye to the challenge until next year, right!

X is for xerophytic 
Y is for yawn
Z is for zoster

Xerophytic is the ability to survive a drought. How appropriate for a writer. I couldn't help but think of writer's block and how necessary it is to  keep at it. Keep writing, even when the well is dry. It will rain again, and when it does, your best piece of writing will appear. As if by magic. Well...not really, but when the drought over, your writing will come back clear, crisp and ready for some wowing:)

During those times of drought, you may getting sleepy, causing a YAWN. But your biggest fear should be causing your reader to yawn, which is something you never want to do. Boring reading means you're on the verge of losing a reader. This, my dear friend, is bad for business. It takes stamina to be a xerophytic. trust me on this one. Don't write just for the sake of moving the pen. Dry seasons come, but they go, too. While in the middle of a drought, writing that produces YAWNS is easy to do. So just enjoy your days o dry weather. Rest, or do something besides write. This will keep the yawns away from your manuscript, and your readers will thank you:)

Dry periods not only bring sleepy yawns, but it can put a ZOSTER on your creativity and inspiration. A zoster is a girdle. Feeling tight around the pen and paper? Or do you suffer from lack of breath? a zoster can make you feel sleepy so during those dry spells, take extra care to loosen the girdle that binds your mind and your creativity.

I know. My last A to Z Challenge was a corny piece of writing. Don't throw tomatoes! Maybe I need to throw this stupid ZOSTER away, stop my YAWNing and be a good little XEROPHYTIC. I will survive this drought. Watch and see:)

Thanks so much for your faithful visit, beautiful guys and dolls. I really appreciate how you take the time out of your busy schedule to visit my blog:)

THANK YOU!

9 comments:

  1. When I feel that zoster on my pen and paper and the xerophytic looms over me, I stretch with a yawn, close that notebook and turn to real life for a while. Because we can't write, if we don't live.

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    1. Oh real life. Without that, could we even write?

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  2. I like the combination of the three letters, only you could make it flow so well!

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    1. Thanks, Melanie. I fell behind and figured this was the best way to get back up and finish the race!

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  3. It has been fun even if I complained along the way. I think complaining helped me vent and make it through to the end.

    Happy May!

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    1. Happy May to you, too! I just can't believe how fast time has flown!

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  4. Yes, you wove the three together well! No yawning here.
    Congratulations on completing the Challenge!

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    1. Thanks for letting me participate, Alex:)

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  5. Goodness well done on those last 3 letters and congrats on reaching Z in the challenge!

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