It’s time for a Writing Prompt post according to my posting schedule, which I’ve been trying to follow… for the most part, anyway. I’ve been busy, and writing hasn’t been going well, and I know I’m procrastinating — but I haven’t missed a daily dragon post yet, so I call that a win at least.
To try to get back on track with the more substantial posts I promised, today I visited the WordPress Daily Prompt page and was thrilled to find something that really piqued my interest, even though it was just one word:
Leap. Merriam-Webster defines it as “to spring free from or as if from the ground.” I was really thrilled to find that picture of a Leaping Dragon when I went searching, too!
As it so happens, I’ve been stalled out trying to write chapter three for weeks, which is disheartening because by my own “chapter every two weeks” calendar, I should be halfway done with chapter four by now. (I know the calendar can be adjusted, so I’m trying not to stress over that too much.) But I thought this one word, “leap,” might actually help to unstick the gears.
Sadly, after scrabbling down a few sentences, then hating them, then trying again, then moving forward in time directly to the “leap” that takes place in chapter 3 and trying to start from there, then zoning out, then trying again, then realizing I’m out of time, I have nothing to show for my hour of working with this writing prompt.
I know what /needs/ to happen in this chapter — it’s a daring rescue, in fact! I know who’s there, and why, and what happens next. I just can’t seem to get it to translate to the screen. It’s so frustrating.
If anyone else wants to give it a shot, I’d love to see what you come up with in the comments! But as for me… I’m going to let this percolate overnight and see if I can pick it up again tomorrow. Ah well. I hope everyone else can stay creative!