Back From the Future Blogfest hosted by M. Pax, Suze and Nicki Elson
You’re up before dawn on a Saturday when the doorbell rings. You haven’t brewed your coffee so you wonder if you imagined the sound. Plonking the half-filled carafe in the sink, you go to the front door and cautiously swing it open. No one there. As you cast your eyes to the ground, you see a parcel addressed to you … from you.
You scoop it up and haul it inside, sensing something legitimate despite the extreme oddness of the situation. Carefully, you pry it open. Inside is a shoebox — sent from ten years in the future — and it’s filled with items you have sent yourself.
What’s in it?
My future box would hold:
A letter to myself telling me not to worry about my kids' future, because they all turn out to be great adults enjoying their lives, so relax and just enjoy every minute spent with them. There are even pictures of their beautiful families.
News clippings of a disaster that occurs in 2020, with a list of names of people I should attempt to save and instructions on how to save them. A pink Post-It-Note is stuck to that pile, in big black Sharpie marker it says, "Don't trust Robert Terrance, may be involved."
Another letter telling me that my future self wanted to put in various other pictures and items like a completed copy of my bestselling novel, but "future me" thought I needed the whole long and agonizing journey of 10 drafts and decided instead to simply tell me, "KEEP WRITING, remember it's the journey that counts!"
"Argghh", I curse "future me", but get back to my computer and take up editing with a renewed energy.
What would be in your box?
FROM THE ASHES BLOGFEST
Jess, over at Write Skate Dream, is announcing the blogfest to celebrate the launch of her debut novel, From the Ashes. Here are all the details:
- Sign up on the linky list below
- Grab the blogfest button above
- On Friday, March 8th, tell us about a time when you or your character was thrown into a trial by fire situation. What biggest fears did you or your character have to face? What sort of situation would test you to the fullest?
- Post the pre-written info I will send you by email with the cover and a few more details about From the Ashes
(If you only feel like doing #4 that's fine, too :)
If you can't make the blogfest, that's okay. If you'd be willing to help me spread the word with an interview on your blog, that would be perfect! (You can email me at email@example.com) Or you could just help me announce that I'm actually published now.