Writing Revisited: Writing Every Day in October 2021

Revisiting my first month-long writing exercise.

Well, it’s October again…

A daily calendar on October 31, next to a jack-o-lantern.
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… and October 2021 was my first month-long daily writing exercise. So it seems like a good time to revisit that exercise. And so, here’s all 31 of the exercises I did last October.

Day 1:

Kat and the Middle-Aged Moms’ Book Club

A living room.
Photo by Max Vakhtbovych on Pexels.com

Day 2:

Why Do Younger Siblings Happen to Good People?

A bred with white and pink sheets.
Photo by Cats Coming on Pexels.com

Day 3:

K/Cat Café

Several cats.
Photo by Mustafa ezz on Pexels.com

Day 4:

“It’s like a Wintermorn festival in my mouth!”

A casserole.
Photo by Shameel mukkath on Pexels.com

Day 5:

The Royal Aurorean Opera Company vs. the Sisters Darkstone

Stage curtains.
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Day 6:

Dunstana May or May Not Be the Avatar of the Goddess of Luck…

A carnival tent.
Photo by Lu0103zuran Cu0103lin on Pexels.com

Day 7:

The Lyte Brigade’s Training Exercise

Some olives.
Photo by Polina Tankilevitch on Pexels.com

Day 8:

“Treasure of Oake IslandEpilogue

A boat on the beach.
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(Incidentally, check out the rest of The Treasure of Oake Island here)


Day 9:

A Tail as Old as Time

A fox standing in front of a fallen tree.
Photo by Aliaksandr Shyliayeu on Pexels.com

Day 10:

The Young Ladies of Porthaven Build a Pillow Fort

Several pillows laid out on a bed.
Photo by Castorly Stock on Pexels.com

Day 11:

Celebrating the Harvest Festival
(also, Canadian Thanksgiving)

A pie.
Photo by Oleg Magni on Pexels.com

Day 12:

Of Swords, Names, and Names of Swords that Sound Like Kinds of Cheese

A close-up of the hilt, crossguard, and part of the blade of an old sword.
Photo by Susanne Jutzeler on Pexels.com

Day 13:

Professor Styrbjorn Holds Office Hours

The facade of an old building on a university campus.
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Day 14:

Dunstana and Her New Friend Sally

A chessboard laid out for the start of a game.
Photo by Vlada Karpovich on Pexels.com

Day 15:

‘So, a Wilderling, a Half-Troll Amazon, and an Aurorean sorceress walk into a coffeehouse.’

A table in a café.
Photo by Ingo Joseph on Pexels.com

Day 16:

Day 15, Part 2

Some glass containers.
Photo by Jill Burrow on Pexels.com

Day 17:

Falcata Kicks Butt, also Legs Out of Legs

A cobblestone road.
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Day 18:

The Tower of Brorvonius

An old, fancy door.
Photo by Plato Terentev on Pexels.com

Day 19:

Nineteenth Verse, Same as Second

A bedroom.
Photo by Erik Mclean on Pexels.com

Day 20:

Pela at the Museum

A museum gallery.
Photo by Shvets Anna on Pexels.com

Day 21:

1)to adjust or make conform”
2) “an onset, spell, or period of emotion, feeling, inclination, activity, etc.”

Sewing materials: thread and needles, a thimble, and a measuring tape.
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Day 22:

Sally and Annie, together at last

A dollhouse and some toys.
Photo by Mike on Pexels.com

Day 23:

A Princess of Elves?

A statue of a queen in an elaborate rotunda.
Photo by Setu Chhaya on Pexels.com

Day 24:

Vampires don’t say ‘bleh!’

A female vampire.
Photo by freestocks.org on Pexels.com

Day 25:

Mostly an excuse to use the word ‘amuse-bouche’

Halloween-themed cookies.
Photo by Daisy Anderson on Pexels.com

Day 26:

The Lyte Brigade’s Heroes’ Eve party

Orange and black ribbons.
Photo by Toni Cuenca on Pexels.com

Day 27:

Heroes’ Eve night

Pumpkins on a porch.
Photo by Artie Siegel on Pexels.com

Day 28:

The ballad of the Baleful Saucier

A kettle on a campfire.
Photo by mu00fccahit inci on Pexels.com

Day 29:

For Heroes’ Eve, Amara is Kat

A mirror.
Photo by Sinitta Leunen on Pexels.com

Day 30:

Heroes’ Eve in Middlesbrooke

A bucket of Halloween candy.
Photo by Kristina Paukshtite on Pexels.com

Day 31:

Winding down after Heroes’ Eve

A November calendar and some fall-themed decor.
Photo by Boris Pavlikovsky on Pexels.com

I’m currently planning for my next month-long daily writing to happen in November, though that plan may change in the intervening month…

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