Last Thursday's challenge for me anyway was so much fun and we had such great responses to it that I thought we would take another break from the serious. Your challenge for Thursday Writing Essential August 23rd is "Just Gotta."
Some examples of "Just Gotta" moments include places that we visited because we "Just Gotta." Jokes and stories we tell our friends because we "Just Gotta." There are career moves we have made because we "Just Gotta." There have been friends we have made because we "Just Gotta." There are choices we have made, that don't seem to make sense but we do it anyway because we "Just Gotta." Although I have never really experienced this but observing the women in my life there are clothes that they buy because they "Just Gotta" have them. I bought a house because I "Just Gotta have it." There are so many other things most of us have done for no other reason than we "Just Gotta."
There are some things we begin to do volunteering, flying in airplanes,cooking,some athletic activity like skiing,running, swimming or creative endeavor like painting, photography or writing that we begin doing because we wanna but after awhile for whatever reason these evolve into doing them because we "Just Gotta." Writing has been like that for me.
Some will say, "Well, breathing, eating drinking and sleeping are Just Gotta things we do in life." I would agree except I am not talented enough to create a post about these subjects but if you are talented enough to create such posts have at them with my deepest respect.
My challenges wouldn't be my challenges with out a few guidelines that we need to follow please.
One guideline to remember is to include the words Just Gotta 8/23/2012 somewhere in the title.
Another guideline is to be sure to tag it with Thurs or Thursday Writing Essentials, Gather Writing Essential, Just Gotta. Don't forget to Post your post to Gather Writing Essential.
The final guideline is to not forget that there is a limit of three submissions from each member per day. If you’re extremely prolific, spread out your work and post only three submissions per day.
The new Thursday challenge has been set. just like last week I encourage you to take your time, reflect on it and relax while creating your masterpieces. Just don't be too relaxed where you forget to submit it. Even as relaxed as we are there still is great anticipation and high expectations for this challenge. The question you need to ask yourselves my talented friends and purveyors of fine work in all genres, are you up to the challenge? (but not until after midnight of course but feel free to get ready now.)
* After there are three or more posts that have accepted the challenge I will be making a list of them and posting it to Gather Writing Essentials periodically during the next seven days.
**Any post submitted after Thursday will be accepted throughout the week as usual.