“I am not a good boy, or a bad boy”, my four year old announced unasked. “I am a medium boy.”
“Why?”, I asked.
“I am”, he insisted.
I had to admire his maturity. He had been quite disobedient that afternoon, but instead of getting defensive or angry, he had put himself at a level where he did not have to be ‘good’ all the time. But was that how I wanted him to label himself?
“You are a good boy”, I assured him. “Sometimes, you are naughty, but naughty boys can still be good.”
He loved being told that!
Drabble (n) - an extremely short work, exactly one hundred words in length.
As many of you know, I am a member of 'The Burrow", a Writing Group. Many of us participated in NaNoWriMo in November (only two won- though three others did a large chunk of work during the month), and all agreed that November was not a good month professionally or personally, and we should attempt a mini- NoWriMo in June.
Though there is no way I would be able to find time for it in June, a whole host of others aspiring writers are taking part. And the best part is that we welcome rebels.
You can outline, you can do character sketches, you can even start writing before June. All we require is that you write 50 k words in 30 days in the month of June!
We have this really cool logo (thank you, Joris), and a Facebook group If you would like to participate, just leave a comment, and I'll make sure you get an invite.
I am thinking of doing a novel in 30 days too. Only my 'novel' will have 30 chapters of 100 words each. I do not have an idea, or an outline, but given my current state of affairs, that is something I should be able to churn out in June. Whether that will still qualify me for the Winner badge or not, I am almost scared to ask.