Here's a little idea for NaNoWriMo, if you're going to do it:
Let it mean anything. I know it stands for National Novel Writing Month but it can also stand for taking those same hours to copy all your digital files onto an external hard drive. Or weeding out old magazines. Or sending out job applications (every cover letter can be part of your word count if you still want to track things that way).
What I'm suggesting is don't break yourself this month because you make the rules. So you can change them. And right now things are so difficult for so many of us that I ask you – don't make it more so. Don't be part of your own burdening, okay?
Anywho, I hope you're well and if you want to have a writing prompt, here one is. I hope you enjoy it.
Write or Don't Write: Sometimes the Broken Instrument is Us
Here's wee tastes of what was inspired by the last challenge: a broken instrument.
Sand and rust and decay
What used to be clear is now blurry
What had been obvious is now obscure
Words don’t flow quickly onto the page anymore
Once-nimble thoughts languish in the brown study of resistance
Sharp and crystalline like
But I am frightened.
I can’t see what’s next.
I hope you're well. I know it's hard to write right now, and NaNoWriMo is coming and just……do the best for you right now. What's best for you.