Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sunday Night Simplicity

We'll be gone an entire month, flying south to a place that's a little warmer. Packing is an exercise in serenity, for, after all, what do I really need after my writing materials are organized?

So the goals for the coming week are pared down.

Goals by Sunday, February 7:
1. Edit Rivers of Stone, 4 out of 7 days.
2. Draft 1 short story for Mermaid Quilt
3. Blog x3: ROW80, travel, and writing blog (and read x10).
4. Work on Media Kit presentation (SASP).
5. Complete 75% of beta read (currently at 50%).
6. Draft article on quilter Sandy Turner.

Kait Nolan, the indefatigable host for A Round of Words in 80 Days, said my article will be up February 2. I hope you find it motivational. Check out what other ROW80 writers are up to this week by hopping HERE.

This week's Poets on the Page prompt asked us to look for serenity and quiet, a little difficult with meetings and packing all week, but then this little poem came along:

Poets on the Page #3: Farewell

What if I lived on a floating island
made of grass
and slept under the stars?
Would you go adventuring with me,
wear long, embroidered pants,
catch fish with your hands,
and dream of snow-covered mountains? 

Maybe we could learn
how to say farewell
to all that holds us to this place.
I mark our journeys
by the map on your face,
and I am content
for we did travel to those grass islands
near Puno and rode reed boats
in the shape of giant birds on Lake Titicaca
not so long ago.

Floating Islands of Uros,
near Puno, Lago Titicaca, Peru
Source: Wikipedia


  1. I'm looking forward to your motivational post tomorrow. Enjoy your month-long vacation. Warm serenity sounds nice. I hope that the change of location ignites your imagination and gives you many ideas for your creative writing. I wish you safe travels.

    1. Thank you, John, for your good wishes. We're now here in Corpus Christi, and I'm adjusting to very much a different reality, which MAY include writing.


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