Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Confession Tuesday

Welcome to the last Confession Tuesday in September (*sigh*). Share a little of yourself and we promise to do the same.

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I find myself in the awkward position of learning how to write again. Revising a manuscript is more about fixing what’s broken vs. starting from scratch. My journal is filled with saved phrases and half sentences that I’ve abandoned for … oh, you name it … helping my kids with homework or doing a load of laundry.

I know that when I don’t write, my life loses that bit of grace that surrounds me. It’s time to start writing new poems again.

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Gosh, when I think of all that I’ve put off to complete the manuscript it’s nearly overwhelming. Never thought I’d say this but I miss exercising. I have to make it a point to start walking again. I miss the rhythm that comes from talking long walks in the evenings.

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Time for a to-do list.

  1. Write two articles
  2. Look into reading at upcoming festivals
  3. Daily 15 minute freewrites
  4. Send submissions to two publications
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Hope you can make it to tonight’s Improbable Places Poetry Tour at Good Mojo Tattoos, 5 Washington Street, Beverly, MA. The topic tonight is ink.

I’m working on a new poem for the reading. Cool.

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Damn Red Sox.

2 comments:

Jessie Carty said...

I too am missing that grace and the walks :) I've gotten in a few but not nearly enough!

January said...

Amen. I'm hoping to step it up (pun intended) in October.

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