Freestyle Writing Challenge

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My dear friend, Saadia from Reflection of a Rainbow nominated me for this very interesting challenge. Thank you so much Saadia for thinking of me. I was not sure how this would turn out but it was fun and really interesting to see how I handled that. I am completely surprised that I not only could complete the text  in a way it made sense but also the number of words astonished me I wrote within that short time. I mustn’t edit anything but when I checked back I  saw there are only a few typos. Yeah!!!

Here are the rules:

Open an MS Word document
1. Set a stop watch or your mobile to 5 minutes or 10 minutes whichever challenge you think you can beat.

2. You topic is at the foot of this post BUT DO NOT SCROLL DOWN TO SEE IT UNTIL    YOU ARE READY WITH A TIMER.

3. Fill the word doc with as much words as you want. once you began writing do not stop even to turn.

4. Do not cheat by going back and correcting spellings and grammar with spell check in MS WORD (it is only meant for you to reflect on your own control of sensible thought flow and for you to reflect on your ability to write the right spelling and stick to grammar rules)

5. You may or may not pay attention to punctuation and capitals. However, if you do, it would be best.

6. At the end of your post write down ‘No. Of words =_____’ so that we would have an idea of how much you can write within the time frame.

7. Do not forget to copy paste the entire passage on your blog post with a new Topic for your nominees and copy paste these rules with your nominations (at least 5 bloggers).

The topic I have to write about: My Journey So Far

When I was a little child I always knew what I wanted. I was stubborn but also clear in my thoughts and wishes. When we moved into another country I was the stranger. I was bullied and isolated and hurt even physically. A lot of pressure came from the new school system but also from home. It got better when I changed school to the next level and found wonderful friends. I still have close contact to my best friend. I know her for 33 years now. The pressure at home got heavier. I had to be the role model for my sisters and felt like only being worthwhile when being successful and fulfilling expetations. But there also happened a lot of humiliation. I backed off and built up a wall around me. I was hiding myself in order to make my wounds heal and not getting hurt anymore. I isolated myself, doubted myself, lost self-esteem and self-love. But life was leading me in miraculous ways through so many challenges which made me discover a lot about me. I found people who showed me ways back to myself. They inspired and motivated me to look out of my prison. I found people who believed in me. I broke the wall. I was sick and tired of limiting myself and of crying about the dreams I did not dare to live. I lost my fear but gained power, self-esteem and started loving myself. Today I have no problem to talk about my past, my “mistakes”, and my journey. I am proud of this journey. I am thankful for everything that happened. Because it all made me the happy and relieved woman I am today. Right because of all that happened I made the experience of liberation. And out of this experience I started writing which in the end led me to this challenge. Thank you, Saadia for nominating me!

Word count: 322

Time: 9 min. 48 sec.

My nominees:

Rebirth of Lisa

Wordessence

Light & Life

An Armchair Perfectionist

Samilz Says

Your topic: scroll down as soon as you are ready to start writing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The most wonderful moment in my life!

Have fun! In Love and Light!

About the Author

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The purpose of my blog is to inspire and shine a light on the beauty and power of the wonderful being inside your body. You came into this world to share what only you can give. Remember who you really are, conquer the world the way you always wanted to, and become the blessing to us all that you were meant to be.

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Yep, absolutely. That’s acutally how I write my posts. I close the door and just want to be by myself in silence. Then I just start writing. Eometimes with a topic in my head and sometimes I just start writing out the occuring feelings. But I have more time and try to eliminate typos 😉

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Woow..Just similar to mine Erika. Reading this made me remember all my childhood days and university was what changed me with the influence of postive people 🙂 loved it

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That’s amazing isn’t it. We all make so many similar experiences on our lives… but mostly deal with it completely different. Life is such an adventure. And when we share our experiences (like we do over here) so many insights and new perspectives can be gained for all of us.

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Couldn’t agree more 🙂 all such experiences are adventure to cherish really making them memories with every minute

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Thank you so much. I am glad you don’t regret nominating me 😃 Btw. I was so excited about this challenge that I completely forgot to contratulate you for your nomination and post. I will make it up immediately!

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Thank you, Mihran! I was a little nervous to do this challenge because I am kind of a perfectionist! Most of all regarding spelling and grammar. That way I am really happy how it turned out!

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[…] Author Erika Kind threw down the Freestyle Writing gauntlet.  So with eyes still bleary and a nice, hot cup of coffee at my side, I gave it a whirl.  I didn’t get a whole lot of words written in those ten minutes, but it was early, early, early.  And I got a few.  The challenging part was NOT going back to edit it. […]

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