It’s Tuesday and time to share our weekly slices. Thanks to Two Writing Teachers for providing a place to share our slices.
My One Little Word(OLW) for this year has been OPEN. It’s been a good word.
I had three focal points with this word:
*my verse novel
*my poems for children
*a plan for downsizing
By being OPEN, my husband and I put our house on the market. We sold, gave away, and threw away a lot of stuff. Our house sold and we found the perfect condo. We moved in July. One of the biggest benefits is the reduction in travel time to.work.
I’ve opened myself to writing more poems for children. What I must do next is to put them out in the world.
Finally, I was open to putting my manuscript into the Pitch Wars contest.
This is was eyeopening. I had one person read my work and while not selected, the feedback I received was invaluable.
Other areas that OPEN played a part in my year was to attend a poetry reading and volunteer to read a poem, I submitted poems to a variety of place, and I auditioned for a performance, “Listen to Your Mother”. Now my work didn’t get selected but I am getting more comfortable in putting my voice.out in the world.
OPEN will remain with me as my other past OLW: believe and mindful. I am looking forward to discovering my 2016 OLW.
Do you have a OLW?