Posted: August 26, 2016 in Living and Life, Writing
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It’s Friday, so you know what that means. It’s #FirstLineFriday.

Sadly, it’s the last #FirstLineFriday I do for a while. As many of you know, I’m reducing the number of posts I do starting next month to two per month in order to make time for more writing. Of course, this means that I won’t be doing #FirstLineFriday for quite some time, as it takes up a lot of time (sorry, readers who joined exclusively for #FirstLineFriday or because I post so frequently. I hope you don’t decide to leave because of this). To those who tuned in every week for #FirstLineFriday, who took up the tag on their own blogs, and who just had a blast participating, thanks for being part of this. It was really special, doing this for sixty-five straight weeks, through Germany and the job hunt and the first several weeks of my new job. And I hope you had fun with it too.

Now, if you don’t know what #FirstLineFriday is, let me explain it to you. On Fridays, you:

  1. Create a post on your blog titled #FirstLineFriday, hashtag and all.
  2. Explain the rules like I’m doing now.
  3. Post the first one or two lines of a potential story, a story-in-progress, or a completed/published story.
  4. Ask your readers for feedback and try to get them to try #FirstLineFriday on their own blogs (tagging is encouraged but not necessary).

This week’s opening from any story. It’s from my life. Enjoy:

Today is an end. But it’s also a new beginning.

Thoughts? Errors? Share in the comments below.

And if you’d like to try #FirstLineFriday on your own blogs, go right ahead. It’s easy, fun, and it’s great practice for openings. And to prove that, I’m tagging all of you! Have fun with it, because now you have to do it! Ha ha!

That’s all for now. Expect a post around September 1st, if nothing big comes up between now and then. I’ve got updates to share, so share I will.

And don’t worry. If you liked seeing #FirstLineFriday on this blog, I may do it again someday, for a newly published story or if I ever find myself living entirely off my writing (not a big chance on that second one, but I keep hoping!). And in the meantime, I’m cooking up something I can do instead of #FirstLineFriday that will be a bit more manageable. Look forward to it. I think it’ll be fun.

Have a great weekend, my Followers of Fear.

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