The Omaha Slumpbuster baseball tournament my son played in last weekend has got me thinking. Strange Fiction mentioned in a comment to one of my earlier posts that there seems to be an epidemic of writers in slumps. So I thought we should have a slumpbuster of our own.
We used to play this game at summer camp when I was a kid. One person would start a story with a sentence, and then the person sitting next to her would add another sentence, and so on, and so on. I thought it would be fun for us to write a story together, one sentence at a time. Maybe it would jolt us out of our slumps!
I'd like to start it on July 1 and let it run through the end of the month. I'll have more information on how it will work when the day draws nearer, but for now, first things first.
You may have noticed my cute little penguin guy made his way to my side bar. Yesterday, I realized he had disappeared from my main page, and I just couldn't have that! So there he is, a permanent part of my blog and also the subject of our story. Now, I figure if he's going to be the subject of our story, he should have a name. Don't you think? Since I can't think of one, I am having my very first blog contest ever: Name The Cute Little Guy Contest.
Enter your suggestion in a comment to this post by June 29. The winner (chosen by my three impartial children) will be announced on June 30 and will receive, well, the satisfaction of knowing they named the penguin!
Once cute little guy has a name, we'll start the story! I look forward to seeing what names you creative people come up with!