Keeping it simple

I’ve recently learned of something called a “Sentence a day” journal, from http://thechailatte.wordpress.com/ . Each day there are prompts or questions that give the writer a jumping off point for that day’s entry. Having checked it out online, there seem to be two versions. One has the journalist writing only one succinct sentence, a few words that summarize the day. The other version is the aforemention, where the question or statement is the one sentence.

In either case, one is not limited to only writing one sentence. It seems to be a very handy guide to helping someone focus on a topic, but doesn’t in any way limit that person. I found a site that has a guide to this journal at http://debbiehodge.com/2012/06/keep-5-year-journal-july-prompts/.

Being a rabid journalist myself, I decided to take a stab at it, and I have to say, it’s an eye-opening experience! Under normal circumstances when I write my journal I tend to ramble when all my thought come rushing out. Now there’s nothing wrong with a run-on writing; sometimes the feelings don’t have time for sentence structure and grammar rules. It’s coming out and it’s coming out now! But there are other times when you just want to make a note of what’s happened but don’t really know how. Even if the prompt is not exactly connected to your day’s events, it’s a jumping off point, and you can take it in any direction you want.

I’m already looking forward to tomorrow’s sentence….

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About Bella

I've reached my 40's with a few battle scars, but I'm still in one piece so I guess that's something to be thankful for. Married for a long time...well, what passes for long compared to many of my other friends. Almost 20 years. 3 kids: a teen and two tweens. Heaven help me! There's a lot about me to know but I always think that others won't find me interesting, isn't that sad? Writing is my passion. It's an outlet; it's a way to filter my world and the experiences I have. Blogging was a foreign concept to me when it first came out. But I GET IT now. It's therapeutic to unload. It's fun to read about the experiences of others. This is my way of meeting and greeting, overcoming the obstacles of time and distance. My hope is that you will stop and read my blog. That you will enjoy what I have to say, and we can have a chat. You're welcome anytime!
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