April Fools Day in Minnesota

I think everyone is Minnesota was wondering if the forecast for Friday night was an April Fool. The thought of piles of snow after the first day of spring had everyone I ran into groaning. Some tried to put away their shovels but it’s like asking for more snow.

My social media feeds were filled with snow piles from my family. I saw the shovels out again. Me, I opened the curtain and closed it again to never get out of my pajamas all day. Instead, I sat huddled inside in my warm bubble making my miniature creations for the end of the month. The only excitement during the day was a nap in the afternoon. Avoiding any jokes or pranks, I didn’t go out at all and it was great!

The only thing that made me feel like an idiot was telling a friend that I hoped they had a great weekend and they happened to be rehearsing for her husband’s parents funeral. They died tragically in an overnight fire and I’ve been trying to keep my words supportive but I had to remind myself that everyone isn’t in the same mood or in the same bubble. Since the florist couldn’t get my basket delivered in time, I’m sending another basket to their home again.

As much as I want to stay in my world, or the one I’m creating I need to remind myself to get out once in a while and my friends need to see me. There’s also something to be said for making human connections. I mean, as a writer, where would I get all my material without all those real world mishaps? I might miss some new characters for one of my books.

Did you make plans to go out from one of the prompts I had the past few weeks? Well, our first prompt of the week is going to be about whomever you run into when you’re out and about. This can be a cashier, waiter, or someone walking in a hurry past you. Elaborate and turn them into a character. Write for 5-10 minutes about what they’re doing or where they’re going.

If you have trouble, then focus on the color they were wearing. Don’t follow or stock them creepily. Just glance and put your pend down to paper. What did you notice when you only had a few seconds to look? Then, write.

Until tomorrow! My posts are Monday to Friday!

Imagine Inspire Create: 52 Weeks of action and gratitude is available at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09S6XCLFY/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_Q7MHM9CFBSASDG56YMJQ

Get closer to your writing goals with my Writer’s Journal filled with writing prompts and exercises. You can find a copy at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0931QRL7C/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_VTHN0QSHXRYK6RJ1XSWQ.

~Yoon Ju

Published by yoonjuwrites

I’m an author in Minnesota who started out writing and illustrating Children’s books. I’ve published poetry and adult Romance Novels. I created my website and social media to reach out to other writers because the process can be lonely. I wanted to reach out to readers, writers, and those with a dream of finishing “that” novel. I share the advice of other writers and the tools I use to create my stories.

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