Original Tag: Writerly Spring Cleaning Challenge!

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Happy Spring, my dearest Roadlings! ^_^ *frolics*

Since today is, in fact, the first day of Spring (for those of us in the northern hemisphere), and this is, in fact, a writing blog (little as you may notice with all the bookish things going on from time to time. ;))… I’ve decided to combine the two in a fun way!

Behold, my very first original tag!

I’ve created a tag challenge for writers, themed around Spring Cleaning, and I hope you’ll join me in trying it out!

It’s fairly short (only three and a half questions, though some are multiple choice or just jumping-off points, so it’s rather flexible actually) and I just know it’s going to be fun. 🙂

Spring is that special fresh-and-new time of year when everything gets brighter and warmer and greener and more alive—there’s a new LIFE to everything and a sort of brilliance to it. While that time may not be here yet in actual weather, depending on where you live, what better time than Spring to get re-excited about writing?

So I encourage you to get your mop and duster (er… pen and pencil) and dive right into the . . .

Spring Cleaning Writer Tag Challenge

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Rules:

1. Link back to the person who tagged you
2. Share the picture
3. Answer the questions (naturally…) or even pick and choose which ones you answer
3.5. Tag 3 other writers and inform them that you tagged them (via comment/message/email or hey, even carrier-pigeon or smoke signal; I’m not picky)

THE QUESTIONS

1. Dust-bunnies and Plot-bunnies: Reorganize Your Writing Goals (Or Make New Ones)

Remember those writing goals/resolutions you made on January 1st or thereabouts and then stuffed under the bed to gather dust-bunnies and plot-bunnies? Well, it’s been nearly three months since then, and as that’s approximately a quarter of the year, it’s about time to pull those out and re-evaluate them (if the plot-bunnies have left enough to read after their chewing, or the dust-bunnies enough to make it legible after all this time of accumulating).

Which goals/resolutions have you accomplished? Which need to be re-focused on? Which are totally not happening and need scrapping? What new goals do you have? Give an update and get your goals cleaned out and reorganized!

Or, if you like, scrap them all and make some new goals to share—especially if the Deadly Bunny Duo of Dust and Plots and Doom have left no other options… which is okay! Spring is for new starts, anyway!

2. Which Stage Are You At?

Everyone’s writing (and spring-cleaning) processes are different, and at different stages. Pick the one that most applies to you and tell us where you are in your writing process!

  • a. Remodeling layouts (planning the story)
  • b. Painting the walls in colorful hues (writing)
  • c. Polishing the windows and scrubbing the floors and putting flowers in vases (editing)
  • d. Blueprints (not to the cleaning or remodeling yet… just drawing up plans for the very beginning inklings of a story)
  • e. Some combination of those things (cleaning out a closet)

Speaking of cleaning out closets…

3. Treasure From the Back of the Closet: Snippet Love

This one’s for the “Oh, I forgot about that!” feeling of delight when you find something delightful tucked away. Those bits of writing you’ve scribbled off so far this year and need to be dug out of a pile and aired in the sun…

Share one to three snippets you love!

3.5. Bonus: Do Some Actual Spring Cleaning of Your Writer Self!

  • Organize your notebooks and papers if you’re a physical type of writer
  • Sort your computer files and tidy them up if you’re a digital sort
  • Do some real-life cleaning up of your desk or writing space or room in general, if you exist in the physical world at all (which I rather hope you do)

Not required, but you get bonus points for any or all of these (in the form of… er… virtual cupcakes?), and I promise you’ll be a happier writer if you do some organizational writerly spring cleaning of your own! 🙂

You can even use the excuse to share a picture of your writing space or notebooks or computer—please do, because pictures make everything funner!

Here’s a copy-pastable list

1. Dust-bunnies and Plot-bunnies: Reorganize Your Writing Goals (Or Make New Ones)

2. Which Stage Are You At? Expound!

a. Remodeling layouts (planning the story)
b. Painting the walls in colorful hues (writing)
c. Polishing the windows and scrubbing the floors and putting flowers in vases (editing)
d. Blueprints (not to the cleaning or remodeling yet… just drawing up plans for the very beginning inklings of a story)
e. Some combination of those things (cleaning out a closet)

3. Treasure From the Back of the Closet (Share one to three snippets you love!)

3.5. Bonus: Do Some Actual Spring Cleaning of Your Writer Self! (and share a picture!)

Tagging

I tag/challenge YOU if you’re reading this and are a writer!

Do give it a try, and then link me to your post so I can read it! Or answer in the comments. 🙂

(I’ll be answering these questions here on my blog next week, in case you’re wondering. ;))

I also specifically tag:

Sarah @ Dreams & Dragons | Christine @ Musings of an Elf | Jenelle @ Jenelle Schmidt | Skye @ Ink Castles | Madeline @ Short & Snappy | Claire @ Overactive Imagination | Tracey @ Adventure Awaits | Kelsey @ Kelsey’s Notebook | Shantelle @ A Writer’s Heart | Kyle @ Kyle Robert Shultz | Daley @ The Invisible Moth | Lisa @ Lisa Pickle | Mirriam @ Mirriam Neal | Ness @ Of Words and Books | DJ @ DJ Edwardson | H.L. Burke @ Impossible Worlds

(No pressure, though!)

Meanwhile, what think ye, Roadlings? Fun? Complicated? Are you going to do it?? And what’s a writerly spring cleaning thing you’d like to do? (Yes, you may bemoan your lack of spring-ish weather in the comments-section if you like. XD)

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28 thoughts on “Original Tag: Writerly Spring Cleaning Challenge!

  1. Somehow I expected my name to wind up in this… Which is really fine, I swear. 😀 Thanks for the tag! These are some really good questions for those of us who are stuck in trying to get some of this stuff in order and not necessarily in the mood!

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  2. This is such fun!!

    …ironically, it’s snowing as I type this. I don’t even live in the North, just kinda in the middle. But I’m not complaining. We haven’t gotten much snow yet, and I’ve been hoping for it all winter…better late than never!

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    • Yay! And you should totally do it, if you like! 😀

      Oh, goodness. o.o Well, it’s only the first day of spring, so hopefully you will get warm weather soon, but in the meantime YAY FOR SNOW! 😀 Hope you enjoy it! ^_^

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  3. OH MY GOODNESS. This is the cutest, cleverest idea of a tag EVER. I am in love! Writing AND cleaning??? Now that is my kind of tag! Plus it’s a tag that actually pushes us to make goals and organize things–so it’s useful AND fun. YOU ARE BRILLIANT!

    I must join in on this! Thank you for making this AND tagging me for it! I’M EXCITED! 😀

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    • Aww, thank you! I’m so glad you like it! And I thought it might be right up your alley… XD Heheh, I’m a little worried about the actually-useful part, because #procrastination. But I’m going to try to make myself do the tag myself sometime this week. I just feel like the more demanding a tag is, the less likely people are to do it. 😛 But if it works, then it will definitely be a helpful tag! 😉

      You’re so welcome! I can’t wait to see your post when you get to it! ❤

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  4. This is such a delightful tag, Deborah! Great job in creating it!! ❤ You did a beautiful job. And THANK YOU for tagging me! It was SO fun! It was like the perfect little push to give a writing update that I'd been meaning to do! And a spring cleaning and writing mix is just grand. You're such an encouraging person, my friend. 🙂

    I look forward to reading your answers! ^_^ Here's my post: http://shantellemary.blogspot.com/2018/03/spring-cleaning-writer-tag-challenge.html

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  5. Ahh this is so fun! And I’ll try not to sniffle pitifully that I’m getting winter instead of spring.😂 Although it’s not actually cold here at all so I can’t complain. (YET.)😂But reorganising my goals for the year (or remember what they were haaaa) is such a good idea and I’m here for the virtual cupcakes so maybe I should do some sorting. Hehe.

    I love the tag!

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    • Thanks! Yeah, I’m sorry you’re getting winter instead. o.o But it’s still kinda cold here… Seasons are so weird! XD Reorganizing goals is funnn! And you can have a virtual cupcake just because. 😉 Thank you!

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