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What I Learned From Participating in Karen Hellier's Ten Hubs in Ten Days Challenge, February 10 - 19, 2013
Hub #10 in Karen Hellier's Ten Hubs in Ten Days Challenge
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Lessons Learned or Reinforced
First of all, I want to say how very appreciative I am that Karen Hellier invited me to participate in this very special Valentine's Day (that's what I'm calling it) Ten Hubs in Ten Days Challenge.
Our friend from Alabama, wetnosedogs, also completed the daunting task. I had a great time reading and responding to her terrific hubs. She pleasantly surprised me with her wonderful range of topics and manner in which she embellished her unique writer's voice.
I am such a terrible procrastinator! How terrible? Well, let me provide you with a clear perspective of how bad I am. As I type these words, the computer clock to the bottom right reads 11:45 PM. That means I have exactly 14 minutes and change...no, make that 13 minutes and change to say a whole lot of nothing in order to hopefully qualify for a successful shout out of YAY! I DID IT!
Thank you to both Karen Hellier and wetnosedogs for taking time in between their own labor of love to give me lots of encouragement and cheering from the gallery during this especially torturous final day when I worked on and will have hopefully completed six (yes, I said 6!) hubs...in between packaging up a lot of eBay items that were sold either yesterday or today, and making two trips--one by car and one on foot--to the post office. Oh, yeah, not to mention the storage lockers where some of the items were located.
In short, or long, depending on one's perspective, it's been a very stressful day, and I can't wait to get under my covers and sleep until 6 when I will dutifully get up and go for a long walk to iron out the kinks in both my back and my brain.
All in all, though, I have to admit it was fun. One of the hubs written today, Two Boys on a Curb, may turn out to be one of those home run hubs every writer dreams of encountering in a creative moment of clarity. I also had fun writing the hub about looking for jeans in the women's section of a local Goodwill Store.
I learned, once again, that words are extremely powerful tools, and that a writer can either wreak havoc or paint with an artist's palette, depending on how he wields those tools.
Out of the chaos and stress of my day, I figuratively called out those words and created things that are new and unique.
And in so doing, I just might have tasted one iota of what God must've experienced in His moment of banging big.
YAY! I DID IT!