Day 1 – 5 Ways to Win My Heart
30 Day Writing Challenge
One of the basic principles of being a writer is to write, and to write often. Some days – like this past weekend – I got too busy to write. Literally, I had several birthday parties to go to, a christening, dinner parties, and my day job to contend with. Although in between doing each of these, I could have sat down for twenty minutes to write something, I need more time to let the writing flow.
For me, I really only start getting creative after I’ve started to type out words and then try to figure out how I want to turn up the tension or create better scenes for a greater dramatic effect. Honestly, it doesn’t always work, but I have learned that short bursts of writing less than twenty minutes does not do my writing a whole lot of good.
I decided that continuing to write, even if it’s not on my current work is excellent to keep my mind sharp, and my fingers tapping. It also helps me to remember things that have happened to me that in some way may find their way into my writing.
I’m starting out this 30 Day Writing Challenge, one – with the hope that I can complete it, and two – that I can think about my WIP, Complications, in a different way.
I got this list for the 30 Day Writing Challenge from Pinterest. You can find my post here.
5 Ways to Win My Heart
This is day 1 of the 30 Day Writing Challenge, to see the rest of the posts, click here.
Originally, I thought this was pretty easy, but as I began to think about it, it became much harder than I thought.
- Make me laugh. I love to laugh, I love to smile, and who doesn’t love to be happy? Laughing is one of the things that I do at least twenty times a day. I can find humor in nearly every situation, and I happen to have a very warped sense of humor. To win my heart, you have to be on the same page. You have to get my strange and often tangential humor.
- Don’t try to change me, or yourself. Don’t get me wrong, I am a huge advocate for self improvement. But if you have something that you love to do, don’t quit because of me. Don’t make me quit something that I love to do. I tried to change for someone – out of love – and it was the biggest mistake of my life. I tried to be the person someone else wanted me to be, and that just made me miserable and crazy. I don’t want to do that to you, and I there is no way in hell I will let you do that to me. Just be you.
- Be comfortable with my friends. This one is a little harder. I have lots of guy friends that I am extremely close with. Nothing has ever happened between any of us, and nothing ever will. Of this I am supremely confident. If I love you, and I have made that clear, there is nothing to be insecure about. Stating that I need to not hang out with them, or talk to them shows me how insecure you are. Understand that I have been friends with these guys for years, and baring something catastrophic happening to our friendship, I will continue to be friends with them. Hang out with them. Get to know them. We are all ball busters, and we like it that way – which is why we are friends. I don’t mind their penis jokes, I even chime in. With them, I am one of the guys, and with you, I am your lady. Know the difference and understand it. Please.
- Try to get along with my family. With the exception of one main family member, my family is insane. We fight, we get on each others nerves, but we love each other. Although sometimes I want to disconnect my phone and move to Alaska to get away from everyone, these people made me who I am, and I wouldn’t change them. We are a difficult bunch, but I think we are worth it.
- Have a thick skin. I am sarcastic, but never mean. I can be critical but never harsh. Understand that the things I say, I say not out of anger, but out of love. If you ask me for my opinion, I am going to tell you. It is never my intention to hurt someone’s feelings, but don’t ask me what I think if you really don’t want to know.
What are five ways to win your heart?