My challenge:- I like writing.
I like writing now because i never ever had it to do before. My wife wrote all the letters, cards, etc; if there was a letter of complaint i would sketch it out and she would write it.
I seen it as a waste of my time, ” why do i want to write ” when i could be doing something really useful.
All through my life i communicated verbally, albeit in work, church, social or sports clubs.
As foreman or chargehand i told the men under me what to do, they got on with it and i left them to it, only checking once a day or so to see if they and the work was alright.
In my Church i was Church secretary for 2 years keeping the minutes and giving reports every month.
The Church bowling club, i was secretary for three years, treasurer for 4 years.
I was also chairman twice, and at our annual bowlers service, myself and two others ran the service, the Rev; gave a short sermon for 10 minutes.
There could have been up 400 people at the service and it was the chairman’s job to give a welcome speech to them all, and also do a reading from the bible
I have no nerves about speaking out, should it be one or two people or hundreds.
I think my confidence stems from the time i played music, playing solo in front of up to a 1,000 people.
My last blog only required giving information, that’s maybe why i started this blog, just to write and have fun be it good or bad, right or wrong, to see how it goes and to see if i keep going or not.
But when it comes to writing i find myself thinking, ” is this down right, will it sound stupid, will people like it”.
So i will carry on as best i can, if i put an apostrophe in the wrong place or don’t put one in , i think it will still be readable.
Now you may be wondering why the post title is ” my challenge ” well here is the reason why.
The challenge was started by Renee. A. S. Jacobson and it was passed to me by Brown Road Chronicles . The challenge to myself and two other writers to take the phrase “Writing is like . . .” and finish it, post it on your blog and then tag three others to do the same. It can be as long or short as you like. That’s all!
Please give a link back to the post starter and the person who gave you the challenge.
It was hard to pick my 3 people as there are many, many brilliant writers.
So i settled for three new blogs i came across.
sami116 at the embarrassment. This blog is about things and their practicality and how they do or don’t affect our lives. This is a light-hearted attempt at bringing to fore some of the not so important things in life.
IzaakMak at i want ice water. This is a mixture of humor & seriousness that reflects his personal philosophy of life. This is a collection of his pleas for reason & rationality in this global asylum.
Patrick at simple observations. It is a collection of almost seventy short stories, and takes a humorous look at people, animals, and everyday situations that we are all familiar with. It is full of observations, self-deprecating humor, and a large dose of sarcasm.
So it is now up to sami116 , Patrick , and IzaakMak to pass it onto three others and give the link backs. And also post your link here for people to read. Get to it and good luck.