Tuesday 31 January 2023

Just Jot it January - Day 31 - Write

Woo hoo.  I made it!

Today is the final day of the Just Jot it January challenge organised by Linda here.  Big thanks to Linda for keeping us all on track.

Today's prompt is also from her - Write.

That's quite an apt quote from Linda as she is a writer.  She has published books, as have many of the people that link to her site and have taken part in the challenge.

In that respect I don't consider myself a writer.  I haven't had anything published and am not likely to.  But I do enjoy writing my blog content.

It's been useful having the daily prompts to start from as my imagination doesn't always run away with me.  Words do though which is why I called my blog Wendy's Waffle.  

In an earlier post I mentioned starting A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving.  He is a very accomplished writer but gosh can he waffle.  The book isn't grabbing me so far - I've managed to get to page 36 out of 637.  My original aim was to read a chapter a night until I discovered that the book doesn't have chapters, it has sections.  The first section is 48 pages long so I'm nearly at the end of it.  The next section has 58 pages.  The longest section has 94 pages but fortunately there are breaks in each section so I can find a convenient point to stop.

I'm always impressed with books that don't just tell a story but have depth to them where clearly the author has taken time to weave in information beyond the basic narrative.  

I do know that I am never going to be amongst that elite.


  1. I love a word prompt. I need them oftentimes to get writing. Also-you are a writer! : )

  2. Congratulations on finishing the January Jot!! I think I missed readying a few but glad you didn't!! Wishing you a great February ahead!! xo

  3. Yes, but you have fun with it and people like what you write.


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