- “Creativity and inspiration don’t come from idleness, but from continuous work.” (courtesy of @sweetpkljewelry) It is in that spirit that I continue to write almost every day, for perhaps my pressure is low at the moment, but I still have faith that the well is deep.
- “Poets need not go to Niagara to write about the force of falling water.” –Robert Frost (courtesy of @writersrelief) As I struggle to tap into the raw emotion that has so often ruled my writing, I am reminded that I don’t need to travel to depths that have left me shaken and gasping for breath in a tumbling waterfall of memories. There is much truth that lies in the details of every day life, a place from where I am just as able to write.
- I’ve been thinking about another writing challenge to force the continuous work and perhaps unearth the power of falling water. March will bring us Verse-day Thursday and Flash Fiction Friday. I missed my self-imposed Saturday deadline of a poem, so March 1 will debut something, anything, as long as I continue to put myself out there. How else will I stand a chance at writing the Oscar-winning Best Original Screenplay one day?
- Gotye’s “Someone That I Used to Know” and The Civil Wars’ “Poison and Wine” are songs that have struck a chord this week. My radio karma is on hiatus, but sometimes lyrics hit at just the right time to make me take stock of how far I’ve come in a year.
- The Sunday Lenten reprieve makes Monday almost torture. I had both a sweet tea AND a handful of Girl Scout cookies yesterday. I’m in sugar dt’s today.
- Am I a mean mom for not letting Jolie get another popsicle after hers melted off the stick and fell on the floor? She was nearly 3/4 of the way done anyway, and it seemed like a clever ruse to grab another one.
- I need the kids to stretch their sleep just an hour or two more and we’ll have success at having them in their beds all night. Rhett is my holdout, waking in a fit of terror between 4:30 and 5:30. I’m hoping by being steadfast this week, I’ll finally break through this barrier.
I love you all, some more than others.