#SummerSparks Day 4 – Go Jump In a Lake

Summer Sparks Day 4Go Jump In a Lake
by: Tracey M. Cox

NO, seriously. Go jump in a lake, or the ocean, or a pool. WHY? Because today is National Swim-A-Lap Day. Yay! And you thought I was being mean. *   tsk, tsk  😉   * 

There are many unsung holidays or national days that many of us don’t know about. Like National Hug Day… Or Bring your Dog to Work Day (I would NOT get any work done that day!)… And more.

By immersing yourself into new ideas, you can come up with some great story starters. I like to see what is out there and wait to see which ideas will float to the top, waiting to be written.

So splash on into the idea pool, take a lap,  and see what you can come up with today.



Go to Google. Type in “Silly Holidays” or “National Days” and begin exploring the unusual days we haven’t been celebrating!

About Tracey:


Tracey M. Cox has been writing professionally since 2000. She is traditionally published with six picture book out. This Summer, her 7th picture book, The Children at the Playground, will be published by Xist Publishing.
Tracey is the host of Summer Sparks, author, platform building consultant, and offers a critique service. Read more about her at www.traceymcox.com.

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2015 Summer Sparks post:

  1. Family Celebration by Tracey M. Cox
  2. Back Where I Come From by Tracey M. Cox
  3. The Benefits of Playdough: Molding your PB Idea Into A Story by Donna L. Martin
  4. Go Jump In a Lake by Tracey M. Cox
  5. Take a Vacay! by Tracey M. Cox
  6. How to Rhyme Right in a Picture Book Manuscript by Nancy Raines Day
  7. Don’t You Know that You Are a Shooting Star? by Tracey M. Cox
  8. Sun Burst by Tracey M. Cox
  9. Writing Tips from the Big Bad Writer by Pat Miller
  10. Get Out! by Tracey M. Cox
  11. Pieces by Tracey M. Cox
  12. Make Your Non-Fiction Leap Off the Page! by Jennifer Swanson
  13. Do the Twist by Tracey M. Cox
  14. Celebrate! by Tracey M. Cox