Descriptive Mode

Descriptive writing is writing that creates a vivid picture in the mind of the reader. This is accomplished by using just the right words. Words that can make the reader see what it is you are writing about.

This is the first mode for my 5 week writing project. Today’s post is the rough draft and I will post the final copy next Wednesday.

I reach in and touch his small hand, so soft and yet there is an inner strength that is building within that hand. Each finger wrapping around mine and our eyes meet for the first time. The world around us us hushes and its’s as if we are the only two in this place.

Then just as quick the moment fades and the incessant clicking, beeping and whirring of machines steals back in to shatter the peace. Fighting back the tears I kiss his little hand and tuck it back under the blanket, making sure not to dislodge the IV tubes.

I sit by his crib for hours just watching him breath and wondering if the twitching is in reaction to a dream or something else. His nurse comes by every thirty minutes to check on him and write down things on his chart that is attached to the end of his crib.

This is just day one and I wonder how many days it’ll be before I can hold him, snuggle him  close and let him know just how much I already love him.


So that’s it for the first go around of the descriptive mode. I hope you enjoyed it. 🙂


Have a great weekend.

Storming the Brain

So, tomorrow is the day that I start my 5 week writing project. The one where I explore five different writing modes starting with the descriptive mode.

The schedule is  – On Fridays I will post the writing mode, a brief description of that mode, and the draft copy of the writing. The following Wednesday I will post the brief description again and the final copy.

The challenge here is not only writing within a particular mode, but also that I have 7-10 days to complete that writing. For example: this Monday I brain stormed about what subject I wanted to write about in the descriptive mode, made a few notes and a bullet list of the points I wanted to get into the writing. Then on Friday I’ll write it into the post, let it rest in my brain over the weekend, and get the final copy ready to go by Wednesday.

Sounds easy, maybe. The thing is I’m also working on my current novel project, the poetry project, and the open mic event writing for the month. Not to mention keeping up with being a domestic engineer (managing the household stuff).

Needless to say my plate is full, my cup is not half empty, in other words – I am a busy person. But I like the busyness of my life at that moment. 🙂

Oh yeah, the photography and jewelry making are also in that mix of busyness.

It’s all about organizing the schedule for all of it and remembering to get to bed a t a decent time. Also the coffee and chocolate and tea and pretzels and taking walks in the woods.

I have it down to an organizational science. Just in case life intervenes with well, life stuff, I can easily roll with the changes to the schedule. I suppose it comes down to a flexibility science within that organizational thing.


Life is good and so are schedules. List, they are good too. So is music, you have to have the right music. Oh yeah did I mention tea and coffee?

Have a wonderful Thursday!

p.s. Only have a wonderful day if you want to do that, I’m not saying you have to or anything. 🙂