Happy 5th of July, and welcome to Confession Tuesday! Share a bit of yourself with us and we promise to do the same.
Photo of fish in a pond was taken during our family weekend getaway. It was nice to spend a little time with friends and do absolutely nothing but hang out and relax. Thanks, Heather!
Now that Independence Day has come and gone, I feel as if summer is almost over. This happens to me whenever I start looking too far ahead on the calendar. I think New England is only allotted two months of warm weather. The rest of the year is winter in disguise.
That was a bit negative, but I really love summer. It boggles my mind that I am living in a state that has a short summer season (and a ridiculously harsh winter).
Someday, I’ll move back to the South.
It is really hard these days to put writing first. As with last week’s confessions, I decided to make writing and finishing my manuscript a priority. For me, putting my writing first equals putting myself first; this is not easy with two small kids running around. Most days, I feel like I’m trying to put on the oxygen mask first before the kids’ masks—AND build the airplane AND land it at the same time.
I love a good em dash—but it drives me crazy when people use it incorrectly or excessively.
On tap this week:
- Revise a poem I wrote last week. Still not gelling for me.
- Finish a poem started over the weekend
- Send poems to two publications
- Clean desk
Thanks for suggestions of women poets to watch. Keep 'em coming!