This week’s topic really made me think…
What was the last NEW thing you tried? Was it a writing in a new genre or tense? It could be skydiving, eating haggis for the first time, meditating at a Buddhist monastery, or really anything at all. Did you learn anything?
I am a creature of habit, and the last two years has only solidified the structure and schedule of my days. So the challenge to do something new is a good one for me. It doesn’t do to get too set in your ways - and it's been a long time since I took a true leap into the unknown.
It made it difficult to come up with an answer to today’s question. What was the last new thing I tried?
One new thing I did recently was I wrote a short story with a retired military officer as the main male character. I don’t write apha males, and have no experience with the military so don’t feel comfortable writing people with that career. But I had chance to submit a story with just such a character to an anthology and thought, what the heck. My alpha male is a bit of a marshmallow, and his military career doesn’t really play into the plot too much, but it was fun to write. If it doesn’t get picked for the anthology, I’ll be releasing it this fall as it is a Christmas story, too.
On the non-writing side of things, the last dramatic new thing I did was several years ago when I rappelled into a cenote in Mexico. I really don’t like heights, and am not a huge fan of hanging three stories up in a cave filled with water, but it was an amazing adventure. It was over too quick, actually – I would like to do it again!
How about you? Done anything new lately? Let me know below, and then hop over the Andie Fenichel to see what’s she’s been daring to do.