Showing posts from January, 2017

Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of graduate school

As time ticks on by I realize more and more that I must write. I have just started working a fulltime job and have not had time to write. I can feel it in my bones that it is needed. My story I have been working on has been screaming in my head to have another chapter written. Today I will make time for her. I wrote a new poem prompted by a website I love. I feel like words are bubbling in me and sometimes they need to come out or else.

When you write do you feel like you have stories in you yearning to come out?

As writers we feel that our voice needs to be heard because these stories yearn to be told. I have heard and read so many writer say "Do not write to become famous, write because you want your story out of your head" Write for the stories to be heard. I have read numerous books who say write what you know. I know this story is in me. I would love to share it with the world one day, but for now I just write. I edit, I revise. I see things that need to be formed on pa…

New Year New Rhythm

Rhythm is different for every family. I am talking about the flow of how we get from one day to the next. I noticed with the new job that the flow of my house is changing. I will for the first time in my life be working an evening shift. My children are now grown so I easily accepted the position. I set the ebb and flow of my household by making dinner at certain times or doing errands during certain times. I wake and hit the round or I wake and slowly enjoy the morning. Either way I set the tone of the house. Are we all rushed, late, and hurried out the door, or are we more relaxed, making our lunches, and enjoying the process of slowly starting the day. Whatever way we deal with each day the ebb and flow is always changing. With my working the new evening hours I wont be able to open and close blinds. Turn off and on porch lights. I also will make everyone dinner at noon, so they can heat it at 6. Our rhythm is important to me.

My writing flow is also changing. The hours I normally …

Happy New Years 2017 and Photo prompt 1 of 2017

I wanted to stop in and wish you all a very happy new year. I know for so many, including myself, 2016 was hell. (sorry cannot put that another way) It sucked! It sucked for so many reasons. I for one am glad to see it go away.

I wanted to also give you your first photo writing prompt of 2017. I hope you have your pen poised, your computer booted, or however you write, ready to go. I know writing hit the back burner for so many of us over the holidays, but it is time to make it come back to the forefront.

So here is 2017 first photo prompt:

Good luck and get your writing going now!

Your story teller/poet