This week’s prompt: Treasure
Last week’s prompt: Continuum
MidWrites, or Midnight Writes, are a weekly exercise designed to encourage a regular writing practice and discourage overthinking and writer’s block. New prompts are given on Wednesdays, but look at the prompt any day you want to write. Once you look at a prompt, you have until midnight that night to write it.
Writers are encouraged to write a short (less than one page) piece about the topic. MidWrites aren’t meant to be “good.” There is no time for editing. No time for stalling. Just write. Whatever comes to mind. By midnight.
My MidWrite for the previous week will be posted here. Send me your MidWrite in the form below. I look forward to writing with you!
Carly Continuum 7.21.21
As the words fell out of my mouth I knew this was what I would write about, and this was why I hadn’t written yet. You have to know your moment. Snag the inspiration when it comes. You can’t know what you’ll lose if you snatch too late.
Worse, you can’t know what ill-advised course you might set yourself on by launching too soon, before you’ve been struck, when you don’t yet know what you’re doing or why.
“There’s only one concrete answer. Everything else is a continuum.” Don’t pick this one just because it’s concrete.
The continuum opens more questions than it answers. But if that’s how we feel, somewhere in those questions we will find our absolute truth. So don’t be overwhelmed; you’re not choosing the continuum, you’re saying the place you want to be is somewhere along that line.
That’s how it goes. The continuum is infinite, but anywhere along it is a simple point.