I've been finding a lot of ways to avoid writing. Firstly, I challenged myself with a new-to-me method of knitting. Well, not entirely new to me as I had knitted "top-down" sweater patterns before, but those patterns always resulted in raglan sleeves ... you know, the ones with a diagonal seam from armpit to collar.… Continue reading Every Day is a New Day
My, How Times Flies #Anniversary #Blogging
According to WordPress, I registered on WordPress.com 15 years ago. I wasn't planning to post anything today, but when this image popped up in my notifications, I took it as a sign that I should write ... something. Alas, words do not pour out of me, at least not onto paper or my computer screen.… Continue reading My, How Times Flies #Anniversary #Blogging
To Submit or Not Submit, That is the Question #WhyWrite #WhyBotherWithSubmissions
January turned out to be a real bust when it came to writing. I had started the Smokelong Fitness Group in earnest but quickly lost my will to write. I submitted two pieces to my group for feedback, but I'm not sure if either is worth working on further. I even went through a period… Continue reading To Submit or Not Submit, That is the Question #WhyWrite #WhyBotherWithSubmissions
Brave New Year
Happy New Year, everyone, and here we all are once again. You might notice that I've made some changes to this blog. I'm not yet done. Perhaps I'll never be done, but I needed a change, and I needed it before the new year started. As many of you already know, the last six months… Continue reading Brave New Year
What’s Going On?
Not much and yet maybe too much. A couple of months ago I signed up for SmokeLong Fitness Community Workshop. It's all flash, all the time. I've since learned that I can write to prompts quite happily if I'm given an example of a response. My creative battery is apparently sparked by other people's creativity. We're… Continue reading What’s Going On?
What a Long, Strange Month It’s Been
Today is the last day of April and that alone puts me in a good mood. I've spent most of this month working on my current work-in-progress, my novel Clemency. I'm happy to say that I exceeded my goal of reading and revising 100,000 words. But I am not done. More needs to be added,… Continue reading What a Long, Strange Month It’s Been
Tomorrow! You’re Always a Day Away.
https://youtu.be/rHZCSYBNytk For those of you reading this on April 1, it's already tomorrow. If you're reading this later, well ... just know that there's nothing April foolish about this. The good folks at NaNoWriMo.org host a virtual writing camp every April and July. Since I was successful in adding 50,000+ words of content to my… Continue reading Tomorrow! You’re Always a Day Away.
Crow’s Feet, a Medium Publication, is Expanding!
Yes, indeed, I am excited about the future of Crow's Feet, a publication on Medium. Crow's Feet publishes poetry and essays on life as we age. I started writing for it a couple of years ago, and I've enjoyed watching it take off. Recently, I became a member of Crow's Feet Social Media team, and… Continue reading Crow’s Feet, a Medium Publication, is Expanding!
Life in Non Sequiturs and Another Bike Ride
Yes, indeed, last week we ventured out to our favorite place: St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. It was a beautiful day, and the moon again made an appearance. You might have to squint to see it in the below photo, but it's there. While out and about, we met an interesting guy who was hiking… Continue reading Life in Non Sequiturs and Another Bike Ride
When the Going Gets Tough (redux) …
I go for a bike ride at the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. But, first, an update. Many thanks to everyone who offered kind, loving words to my last post. I'm doing well because of you. I'm doing well because the cold/heat therapy has really helped my arm/shoulder/neck (I guess the problem originates in my… Continue reading When the Going Gets Tough (redux) …