For today’s Blogging Insights, Dr. Tanya wants to know how we handle prompt deadlines and what we do if we’re late for the party. She asks:
If you miss the deadline of a prompt, what do you do?
Wait, prompts have deadlines? Since when? Well, okay, I suppose daily word prompts have an implicit deadline (i.e., the day of the prompt), but there’s no punishment for being late responding to a daily word prompt, is there?
And then there are prompts that specify a day of the week, like Jim Adam’s Song Lyric Sunday, Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday, Paula Light’s Thursday Inspiration, or Richelle Wisoff-Field’s Friday Fictioneers. Do these prompters care if you respond to these prompts on a day other than the one contained in the title? I think not, as long as you do respond.
As someone who offers five prompts: — Fandango’s One-Word Challenge, Fandango’s Who Won the Week?, Fandango’s Flash Fiction (photo) Challenge, Fandango’s Provocative Question, and Fandango’s Flashback Friday — I don’t set time limits. People can respond whenever the mood or inspiration strikes them.
So, to answer Dr. Tanya’s question, I don’t concern myself with deadlines. I will respond whenever I get a round tuit.Or not!