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Action/Adventure: January 18, 2023 Issue [#11766]

 This week: What Are You Doing This Year?
  Edited by: Legerdemain
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What Are You Doing This Year?

Whether it's planning some activities, vacations, or a movie watch list, what are you doing this year? In looking back at last year, I found there were things I did as a kind of "wing-it", "spur-of-the-moment" and stuff I planned. To be honest, the wing-it things ended up being pretty fun.

I think the reason the wing-it type of adventures are fun is that you go into it with low expectations. You see a roadside sign for a renaissance faire and pull in. With no idea of what is being offered or how complex the event is, you won't have expectations that the event doesn't meet. But nomming on a giant turkey leg and watching some jesters perform is better than sitting at home on the couch, right?

I'm the type of person who even if I'm doing something rather boring or sedate, I find things to entertain myself. The band at the winery wasn't all that great, but I watched the players subtly deal with a bee invasion on stage. Needless to say, they were moving around a lot while playing. Pretty funny! That could certainly show up in a story in the future.

I've also been trying some of the movie suggestions friends make, or the app suggests. If the trailer doesn't interest me, I move along. But since the app keeps insisting I should watch a couple, I gave them a try. Of course, there were a few bloopers along the way, but I did get to watch some nice flicks.

So make a bucket list this year, and give some things a try. Refuel the imagination and have a few adventures along the way! Write On!

This month's question: Have you had a wing-it adventure?
Did you use that in your writing?

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This month's question: Have you had a wing-it adventure?
Did you use that in your writing?

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Last month's "Action/Adventure Newsletter (December 21, 2022) question: What goals do you have in mind for 2023?

Monty : Just to make the most of each day.

Starling : Publish at least one more book. Finalize a few more of my stories.

~Lifelessons~ : Finish my revising of my book.
Write more !!!
Get back into my poetry.

TheBusmanPoet : To live my life the best I can. To be the best human being I can. To help others where I can. To be kind. Compassionate. Empathic where I can. As I've done throughout my life. *Smile*

N.A Miller : get back into the saddle and write something again. had writer's block too long and too short of an attention span to write... So get with it!

TJ aberrant-Easter-bunny : Surviving until 2024

FlyingDuckManGenesis : Hoping a petition to get Konami, Digital Eclipse, and WB Games to release all ten of Konami's Tiny Toon Adventures games in a compilation for modern consoles similar to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection succeeds so that I can add that game to my Nintendo Switch collection. Stephen Frost, the head of Digital Eclipse, has expressed interest in the project.

Humble_Poet : This is an Action/Adventure Newsletter and I do like action and adventure. The first book I read on my own as a child was 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne. One of my goals for the coming year is to write an adventure short story with plenty of action. I 've tried on several occasions to write such a story. Most recently, I attempted a pirate story. Those who know me will not be surprised to hear that my pirate captain paused, introspectively, before the battle, "To pillage, or not to pillage. That's arrr the question..." Editing it only made things worse: "I wandered smelly as a cod..." oh well. One day, I will mangle an action story.

K8 : Focus on business plans. Marketing and getting all my digital marketing up to date.

elephantsealer : I am thinking of probably sending out again a work or two...

mousethyme : The usual. Eat better. Take care of myself better. Stop being so lazy. Finish writing something.

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