Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for holding space for us to sharing our writing every Tuesday.
One thing I have been excited about is Laura Shovan’s 5th Annual February Writing Challenge. This year it’s #10FoundWords. Each day there are 10 new words to use in a poem. They come from a variety of news outlets.
Since November, I have found solace in writing almost every day. A lot has been way to channel my extreme disappointment of our political state. It is also a huge distraction.
I realize this over the weekend with my writing group meeting on the calendar for last night. I have a novel (my only one thus far) that is in the middle of revision (like in major). I haven’t been able to focus on it as I have allowed myself to be like a squirrel with every writing opportunity that has surfaced as evidenced below.
Submit to POEMING PIGEON, garden poems. Check.
Participate in #haikuforhealing in December. Check.
Organize a New Year Poetry Postcard Exchange. Check.
Participate #10FoundWords. Check. But…
Oh, you didn’t make it into the garden edition of POEMING PIGEON and they are opening up the love poems submissions in May…time to work on them? Almost BUT I need to focus on my novel and quit being distracted. (And yet this morning, I thought about some old poems that I may just go ahead and submit and why am I circling back to this idea?)
I am torn. I thought perhaps I could use #10FoundWords as a writing opener to prime the pump and I may. Perhaps it’s that there is so much chatter in my head these days about the world events that I want to hide and read about the hidden life of trees and concentrate on my revisions.