It’s been nearly seven years since I started posting weekly writing prompts under the title Inspiration Monday, and it’s been a wonderful seven years. You all have inspired me with your interpretations, your stories, your talent.
Things have been slowing down for awhile now, and it’s become clear to me why: I’ve done my job. There is plenty of inspiration within each of you, in your own memories and creativity.
I’ve been wanting to retire from InMon for more than a year now, but I put it off because I’m sentimental and terrible at letting go of things, and because I didn’t want to disappoint you all. The Ray Bradbury theme came to me entirely separately, simply as a change of pace I thought would be fun, but as the year came to a close and I started re-evaluating my various commitments, I realized it was the perfect opportunity to pass the baton to you all.
Your lists are fantastic, there is plenty of wonder and inspiration and story in them. The ideas never came from me anyway; I was only a nudge, a conduit, a space for a community. I hope you will continue to read each other’s work, to inspire and encourage each other. And I hope you’ll stay subscribed so I can send you updates or additional writing discoveries from time to time.
BeKindRewrite is certainly not going away, though I have no idea what I’ll be posting, or how often.
To every InMonster who has ever contributed to Inspiration Monday, and especially those of you who have stuck around to the end, thank you so much. How strange and beautiful that these funny machines can connect us across oceans to share our words and worlds with one another.
See you around the blogosphere!