Sunday, February 14, 2016

ROW80: Love is Thicker

For Valentine's Day, a one-liner from e. e. cummings:  "love is more thicker than forget."

I got sidetracked by Valentine's Day and early morning thoughts about writing. Up  at 5:30 am as the birds awaken, happy to find my writing routine restored, even if we are far from home.

ROW80 Update for last week with goals relatively unchanged for next week:

1. Editing Rivers of Stone. No progress at all, though the folder moved around on my desk. This makes 2 weeks of not touching the draft.
2. Draft 2 short stories for The Mermaid Quilt. Finished one; started second.
3. Poetry: Surprised to report I wrote two poems this week, "Privacy" and "Winter Texans." Poets on the Page suggests reading a poem a day from the Poetry Foundation, a process both intimidating and inspirational. Poems for Valentine's Day (that quote from e. e. cummings above) can be found on this site.
4. Other writing: Drafted an article (530 words) and a little on the memoir that's on the back burner (330 words).
5. Participating in online writing communities: Done: ROW80 check-ins x2. Done: WIPpet Weds posted. Read posts by others x8 since Weds.
6. Decluttering e-mail: Keeping it under 200 (that's up from 100, a revised goal).
7. Write review of indie book? Sending comments by e-mail.
8. Exercise? Some walking on the beach in shirtsleeves.

And that's all, folks. Check out what others are working on this week for A Round of Words in 80 Days as we slog away towards our writing goals and participate in this writing community that knows we have a life!

If you eat chocolate on Valentine's Day, why not read a little about this holiday on Wikipedia, a reminder that Chaucer was nearly the first to romanticize the loving acts of St. Valentine and that for many, Valentine's Day marks the beginning of spring.  Have a great week!

A bevy of Least Terns
obviously waiting for breakfast!
Corpus Christi, February 2016




7 comments:

  1. Pretty much anything can get me sidetracked, but no birds outside my window this morning, in face nothing outside my window this morning, as the temperature was minus 20! I am sure ready for spring. What I wouldn't give to be walking on the beach in shirtsleeves right now! Oh, well, back to writing instead, I guess.

    Have a great week, Beth!

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    1. Oops, I mean "in fact nothing..." I hate when I make typos!

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    2. Thank you, Chris, as always, for stopping by. I didn't even see your typo; I was too busy feeling guilty for being in a warm place (no snow, no cold). But we're both hitting the keyboard. You have a good week too!

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  2. Nice work this week!

    I love e.e. cummings. He's one of the most unique poets that I've read.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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    1. Thank you, Erin. I borrowed how I set up the week's goals from another ROW80 writer and look at progress every day. Some days are better than others. That's why we need poetry!

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  3. good week, warm days, could do with some warmth here:) - nope the first day of Spring is 1st of March and I wish it would hurry up! she says looking at the unwelcome snow:)

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    1. Thank you, Alberta. My bones are hoping spring comes early this year. I'm fascinated by your current wip and looking forward to updates. Have a good week.

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