Currently: Slice of Life 16/31 #sol17

slice of life

watching        Community, The Voice, Smallville, Gilmour Girls, March Madness

listening         to podcasts! All the Books, This American Life, Reply All, Freakonomics

appreciating   my mom, who did my grocery shopping today so that I don’t have to

loving              cat #7, Zorro, my son’s rescue, who’s now a teenaged kitty & full of joy

eating              too much dark chocolate

drinking          only my second glass of water today. No wonder I’m tired!

wishing           for a few shots of espresso

planning         an hour of writing time to start my day tomorrow

reading           too many books and feeling uncommitted to all of them

wishing           I had another idea for today’s Slice so that I could save Currently for later





22 responses to “Currently: Slice of Life 16/31 #sol17”

  1. carriegelson Avatar

    It’s a words don’t come easy day for me too. I wrote about writer’s mud (which might sound interesting but I totally just made it up to sound cool or like I know what I am doing) I need some reading time too

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      I loved your Mud metaphor. I could relate to every word of your post today!

  2. lwalpuck Avatar

    Ooh but I love this format! There’s so much that you say in so few words. I definitely would like to use this for a future slice.

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      Isn’t a great format for a day when you’re going to post but just don’t have the energy for much of a slice? I always save it for one of those days in March! I’ll look forward to your Currently later in the month.

  3. The Logonauts (@thelogonauts) Avatar

    sending you good thoughts and encouragement!

  4. margaretsmn Avatar

    I am saving currently for next weekend, my daughter’s wedding. It’s a nice way to just show a bit of who you are, a slice of you!

  5. failingreatly Avatar

    I’ve never done “Currently” before – but I have a feeling I will be using it soon! I understand how you feel about the books – I’m in a similar situation.

  6. midwesternheartindixie Avatar

    So stealing this today! I needed some inspiration, so thank you!

    1. midwesternheartindixie Avatar

      Oh and I feel the same about books right now! I might have to steal that one word for word!!

  7. lindabaie Avatar

    Fun to read about your life today. This is a great form to share a little bit.

  8. Currently (#sol17 16/31) | Midwestern Heart in Dixie Avatar

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  9. Shana Karnes Avatar

    Hahaha, I really liked this format! It brought a smile to my face, and I could hear your writing voice through just these little snippets.

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      Thanks, Shana! I like the Currently format too. It’s actually surprising to me how much I can learn about another writer from a Currently piece.

  10. Melanie Meehan Avatar

    You might be wishing for a different sort of slice, but your last line made me laugh! Go drink a glass of water and save the espresso for tomorrow!

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      Such good advice, Melanie! I avoided the coffee, drank several glasses of water, and felt a little more human!

  11. Jennifer Driggers Avatar

    I really like this format and read another person’s. She linked her piece to yours so I just had to check out your “currently.” I’m going to have to add this to my notebook as a mentor piece! So fun

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      I really love Currently too! As a writer, it always feels a little like cheating to me, but as a reader, I’m endlessly fascinated by them and always click on those slices when I see them!

  12. carwilc Avatar

    I might have to do this tonight. So tired. And so much to do.

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      I always hold off with “Currently” as long as I can because I know it’s the quickest and easiest Slice I’ll write all month! I was just too tired to think of anything else yesterday.

  13. Akilah Avatar

    Yay for mom doing the grocery shopping! Also, you currently have seven cats or Zorro is the 7th cat you’ve had?

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      I’m afraid he really is Cat #7 in a house of 7 cats (and one elderly pit bull!). What can I say? My husband and I REALLY like cats!

  14. […] formats from other slicers is even more productive for me as a writer than borrowing topics. Currently is a fun format to try, and I started my challenge this year with Fran’s Since Last […]

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