Wednesday, November 11, 2009
One Line Wednesday and Upping My Game
Before we delve into the verbal vortex that is One Line Wednesday, I'm going to break in here with a Running With Letters Public Service announcement. Since tomorrow is the last day to enter my giveaway, I am going to up the game just a bit. Sweeten the pot, if you prefer. As of this posting, the Follower Count was hovering at 33. Here's what I'm thinking: how about if we hit forty followers by midnight tomorrow (Thursday)I throw in another set of books? That would make two sets of winners from the New Follower category--pretty sweet, huh? But that's not all. Let's just suppose for a moment--in our wildest fantasies--that somehow 17 New Followers materialized and there were 50 beautiful faces pictured over there, to your left. That would be clear grounds for celebration, don't you think? If that should happen--I think I can see my way clear to scrounging up a third set--3 lucky New Follower winners (plus the set that will be heading off to one of my long time followers). So if you haven't Followed yet, it's your day! Pull up a chair, we'll make room!
Now back to our regularly scheduled programming:
At 8:51 it became painfully obvious that I had no other option than to just come clean and admit that the well was dry.
That's all. For now.
If this were a typical post, I’d have to, you know, elaborate. A normal post require an detailing of what, exactly, occurred at 8:51, and why I was so bereft of options And, perhaps most importantly, what, exactly, was I trying to hide earlier, say, at 8:49?
But not today, at least not yet. On One Line Wednesday, vagueness, brevity, and misdirection are the order of the day--at least for a few hours.
If you're new to One Line Wednesday, here’s the lowdown: Each week, I’ll get things started with the single most intriguing line I’ve managed to craft in the intervening seven days. Each week there’ll also be some attempt at a "Linky" widget (I think we've decided to stick with "Mc") so you'll have the opportunity to link to your one line post. Even though my readers now demand that I explain my line, you need not feel any pressure of further explanation. There's no need to worry if your words are “going anywhere.” No of the tricky transitions or epic endings one might expect in traditional prose. Your line can be about anything, as clear or cryptic as you’d like, and who knows—maybe even be true!
If you have no blog, feel free to participate by just commenting as you would for a normal post. If you do have a blog, however, please mention that you are participating in One Line Wednesday, and add a hyperlink to this post. Feel free, also, to copy the official One Line Wednesday image at the opening of this post to illustrate yours, but that’s optional. Several of my readers have been using One line Wednesday as an opportunity to give their readers a "preview" of an upcoming post, a creative and enjoyable interpretation of the game.
And as for me? Although One Line Wednesday is a simple celebration of the single good line, I have to play by slightly different rules. I used to just post my line and leave my readers permanently hanging, but my husband and Jen cried foul, and insisted that I have to come back at the end of the day and explain the origin of my cryptic prose. My husband claims I'm robbing my readers of the opportunity to see how I take something mundane and make it sound epic, which he claims is one of my mad skills, but the bottom line is that he can't handle the curiosity. Jen says the whole thing would serve as a sort of writer's workshop for her.
So I will post a simple explanation of the events inspiring my line this evening.
OK--let's have some one line fun!