Grab a cup of tea or coffee (oh what the heck, get a danish too!) and sit a spell. You might want to grab your notebook and pen because you never know when you will be inspired to write down a quote, or jot down a poem of your own. Words are like that, they take you on a journey and the next thing you know you are breathing life into your own magical world of words.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Finding a Balance - Row80 Check In
I am trying to find a balance of writing and visiting other's blogs, and there are so many blogs; I feel overwhelmed with it all. I feel tired. I feel... so much. I am not saying I am done. I am still here. I just don't have the energy to keep up with it all and do the writing that I am doing right now. I guess it is a good thing this is ending in a week.
In the beginning I didn't do much with my new blog, A Writer's Universe. I wanted to wait and see how it progressed and if this was going to become a regular thing. I wanted to see how it would grow. Today I realized I needed to make some changes because it has grown into a living and breathing entity of its own. If you decide to leave a comment I would love to know what you think of the new look.
I have written a few pieces this week for writing challenges which have pushed my writing into new areas. I wrote a poem for Trifecta and Words in Sync's Storyteller. I haven't written a poem in over 15 years. I was very happy with the results and hope if you haven't checked it out you will and leave a comment.
I wrote Pretty Enough - A Moment in Time, for Write on Edge which I had great resistance in doing. I actually had told myself again and again I wasn't going to write for this challenge. Then suddenly, day before yesterday I remembered that conversation in my mind and the resulting conversation with my friend and I knew it was perfect for the challenge.
I wrote Shapeshifters for Chaotically Yours frankly because she didn't have any other entries and I knew how that felt. It was at the last minute so it wasn't my best work but I decided I wanted to use it to get constructive criticism for my writing: it is interesting to learn how others see your writing. It was a very enlightening experience and I am truly grateful to those that decided to leave their thoughts.
I have kept up with my 750words.com but I am going to need to do a couple of mega word days to meet my 50,000 goal for this month.
My own contests aren't going well but I am enjoying myself and will continue to the end of the Teen Fantasy Fiction Writing Contest. I also will continue to have Flash Fiction Fridays, which I love. I know that some things take time but if I am patient, it will grow.
I created my About Me page which I have put off forever and a day.
I have made many comments on the challenge blogs over the last week but I know that in being able to do that and everything else I am doing I have neglected you, my fellow Rowers. I promise that I will at least get to five Rower blogs by Saturday.
Over all I am feeling good about the progress I have made during this journey and I look forward to see what I will learn and write next.
I hope that you have had a good week. What have you learned about yourself this week? How have you stretched your writing skills?