Today is the last day of 2022. Let’s celebrate the approaching new year by imagining new beginnings. Today’s writing prompt is all about hope. Keep reading to see the full writing prompt and my completed version of it.
Today’s Writing Prompt: The First Day of a New Beginning
Today, write about a character who is starting a new beginning of some sort. Perhaps they’re moving? Perhaps they’re starting a new career? Whatever you write, convey hope in what you write today.
Completed Version of Today’s Writing Prompt
The First Day of a New Beginning, by K.E. Creighton
I sip my hazelnut coffee and open my laptop. Work notifications no longer clutter my screen. And I no longer have dozens of emails to respond to before eight a.m. All I see is a blank screen and a blinking cursor, a blank canvas to begin a new type of work.
I take another sip of my coffee, then a deep breath. I hear the birds chirping outside my window. They used to annoy me during video meetings. But now they’re announcing new life in my day, my work, my life. I relax my shoulders. I steady my hands and eyes and focus.
I start typing and everything fades away. I get lost in my new work, in the words, in the day. And before I know it, I have twenty pages to claim.
Tomorrow I will have already started and will no longer be at the beginning. Of my work or of this phase of my life. Because the hardest part, to start, is done. What a relief.
[All Rights Reserved by K.E. Creighton and Creighton’s Compositions LLC. The above work is a piece of fiction. All names and locations referred to are the product of the author’s imagination and are used entirely for fictional purposes. Any similarities to real-life persons or places are purely coincidental.]
Notes on Completing this Writing Prompt
I’ll never forget the first day I decided to write for a living, after leaving my corporate job. It wasn’t easy and was nerve-wracking. But all I could do was start writing, one word, one sentence, one paragraph at a time– especially after all the sacrifices I had made. And I had no choice but to take it moment by moment and day by day. Then over time, things started to happen. First, it was just little things, little wins, and moments of recognition and writing gigs that kept me going. But then those little things grew into bigger things and bigger gigs. And before you know it, I realized I had made a career as a writer.
As long as you write every day, it will eventually start to feel normal and routine. You’ll begin to crave your writing time. And then, your career as a writer will invent itself.
Here’s to hoping your new year is full of the writing time you crave. Welcome, 2023!