I can tell you right now what the biggest hinderance to my productivity (at least when it comes to writing) is. No, it's not my attention span, though that's definitely what I complain about most loudly and most often (mainly because it's so pervasive, even in other aspects of my life). And it's not lack … Continue reading When the Right Words Don’t Come
Prompt: Screen Style Challenge: Enjambment Side-by-side, separated by this screen, But still - seeing your face, mama, The steam rising from your Taza chocolate and fogging your glasses, like Christmas frosted windows. I want to tell you how I miss the snow, Huddling under your Aztec blankets, How the cracked clay of the desert Reminds … Continue reading Intro to Poetry, Day 4/10 (Day Six Prompt, and a Happy New Year)
Continuing with my out-of-order sharing. Prompt: Imperfect Style Challenge: Limerick Gardening My garden is wilted and dry; Bare flower stalks stretched towards the sky. My grass may be brown, But I’ll smile, not frown: I still love it, and Lord, do I try.
Note: This is the Day Three prompt and entry. It just happened that I fell behind and finished this one first. Prompt: Friend Form Challenge: Acrostic Flitting hands, pale and delicate as a pair of doves, and Reddened cheeks, glowing in the fading light: I thought you were the most beautiful girl I’d ever seen, … Continue reading Intro to Poetry, Day 2/10: Friend (Day Two Switcheroo)
Note: Back in October of 2015, I participated in Writing 101: Intro to Poetry (on wht would become, but was not yet, this blog). The way the class/challenge is run has changed, but I decided to sign up again (and will probably do so again in the new year) for inspiration and motivation to write. … Continue reading Intro to Poetry, Day 1/10: Water
I am awful at picking out books to read. For probably about a year now, my husband and I have been making it a point to make weekly trips to the library, primarily for the benefit of my son. We have a modest library of children’s books at home, and come through the children’s section … Continue reading Judging a Book by Its Cover (Literally)
I started using this blog proper in December of last year. I had considered starting a blog about a dozen times since I'd finally severed ties with LiveJournal in April of last year, but I knew if I was going to "move on" from LiveJournal, I couldn't just switch platforms. I wanted to write more … Continue reading Write, Create, Procrastinate, Version 2.0