Writespiration #147 52 Weeks in 52 Words WEEK 52!!

writespiration-2017Well 2017 IS OVER! Can you believe this is the final challenge! We have completedΒ 52 challenges over all 52 weeks of 2017.

Of course, the challenges wouldn’t have worked if it wasn’t for the dedication of you guys. I wanted to thank you so much to everyone for participating. Especially those who either joined in every single challenge, or who joined in the majority, there are plenty of you and I can’t name everyone but a few thank yous to:

Ritu, Judy, Willow, Reena, Pens, You Can Always Start Now, LadyLeeManila, Neel, and Jane.

I love reading your entries and I wish that I could continue to run this challenge. But as you know, some weeks ago, I had to stop the weekly round ups. As a full time worker bee, I only get a couple of hours an evening to write, so I took the sad decision to stop the round ups as sometimes they would take 3 or 4 hours to do. I think this was the right decision because it’s meant I’ve ended this year having published three books and with a fourth nearing completion of it’s first draft.

After nearly five years of prompts, I’ve decided not to continue the writespiration series on a weekly basis. I started them because I wanted to join in, and because I wanted to read others work and be a part of the community. While that much remains true, I would like to read more of your novels so I can support you by leaving reviews. About half the books I’ve read this year were written by Indies, and I intend to continue that trend into 2018.

I’ve also decided to publish a writing prompts/writers ‘unblocking’ book. While I can’t continue the weekly prompts, I can turn my knowledge of writing, prompts, inspiration, how to keep those words pumping out ‘know how’ as well as tips on how ‘not’ to get blocked into a novel. So I will. But more on that another time.

So this is it. It’s not good bye, but it is ta-ta for now.

Thank you all, so much for such a wonderful year of prompts, flash and 52 words.

As always your, final challenge is to write your story in just 52 words…. EXACTLY, no more, no less.

Submit your entries in the comments (which are open) or on a blog post and use a ping back.

This week share the last 52 words you wrote on your current WIP.


So long, and thanks for all the words :p


  1. I’m gonna miss your prompts Sacha but totally get why you need to retire #Writespiration whilst ahead! Thank you for stretching my creativity!!! 😚

  2. Thank you for the mention Sacha, I am honoured, especially as I have had a six week dearth of words or even the will to blog.
    Thank you also and more importantly for 5 years of prompts and challengs you are an inspiration to us all. It’s an amazing feat to blog and assist everyone as you do as well as writing and publishing four books. Not to mention working and living a family life.
    Thank you for being there, wishing you and the family the very best for 2018. Looking forward to seeing you in May. xxxxxπŸ’œπŸ’œ

    1. Aww no need to thank me – I’m just grateful for all you guys joining in πŸ˜€ don’t worry about your 6 week break – we all need time off occasionally, hope you’re feeling better xx

    1. haha! Well I’ll be back Lesley – not gone forever, I’m actually feeling the pull back to non-fiction already. Didn’t think I’d ever say that. How are you? Drop me an email, I’d love to know what you’ve been up to and what 2018 has in store for you.

  3. Thanks so much for these prompts, I have really enjoyed participating in them when I could. Writespiration has pushed me to write about things I didn’t think I could, and this year, in only 52 words!
    You have worked really hard on these and have helped many of us stretch ourselves (to the limit in my case)!
    I wish you continued success with your writing in 2018, and look forward to seeing what you get up to! xxx

  4. I can’t believe I’ve just discovered your wonderful blog when you’re leaving. C’est la vie!
    Here’s my take…. and all the best!

    Approaching new year
    with a certain savoir-faire
    with dreams of babe leaves
    stoic trees bear current snow
    without ill-will or sorrow

    Days added to souls
    heaven’s tills rings noisily
    a new year gifted

    There once was a Prince named Harry
    Who was ordered a bride named Sally
    But try as he might…….

    1. ahhh well not leaving forever, just a momentary pause on the prompts – but I’ll be back. I love your piece especially the ‘days added to souls’ line, that got my brain firing off in all kinds of directions. I think you might have even inspired a story of my own!!

  5. I agree with Ritu. It definitely stretched my creativity and I looked forward to it. Now onto the next chapter for all of us. I am looking forward to keeping track of what you are doing and helping the rest of us push our boundaries.

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