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, September 5, 2012

Enjoying My Writing Life - Row80 Check In

This has been a fun week for me exploring, creating, writing, blogging, and now getting ready to delve into my poetry once again. If you haven't heard I have created #OctPoWriMo for the month of October to write 31 poems in 31 days. I enjoyed exploring my poetry during NaPoWriMo in April but I allowed many things to prevent me from doing a poem a day. I am looking forward to seeing whether I can achieve 31 for 31.

This time I am working on a plan that I am sharing one tip at a time on the #OctPoWriMo blog. I won't be going into any writing month again without a plan. I think that is how to achieve better results.

I have wanted to do something special in October that was a little different. I have been so focused on writing and editing my manuscript and I wanted to change it up a bit for that month before November when NaNoWriMo hits. If you enjoy writing poetry I hope you will join me.

I think putting the pressure of finishing my manuscript freaked me out a bit but the nice thing is, instead of shutting down I was able to shift and continue to create just in another avenue. Unlike in the past in which if I wasn't able to work on whatever I thought I was suppose to work on I didn't work on anything at all. I loved creating in Microsoft Paint again! I haven't done much of that because I have been writing so much. Last year was all about creating in the Microsoft Paint program and this year has been all about writing. I am hoping that next year will be about having a better creative balance.

I can't believe we are getting so close to the end of the year. This year has gone by so fast. Even though I haven't published yet I do feel I have had major breakthroughs in my writing. I still have not given up on being published by the end of the year. I am hoping that I can at least have it finished by the end of this month.

Row80 Check In:

  • Continuing working on my manuscript, Write to the Finish Line.
  • Morning pages in 750words.com
  • This is my fifth post this week on my various blogs. I am still going to be working on combining my blogs. For those that missed the most recent post in the series TweetDeck for Writers 2  
  • Continuing to fill my creative well with other creative and spiritual activities.
That's it for me. I hope you are having a great week writing and creating. Please visit the other Rowers and leave word love in the comments. 


  1. ...I'm not much of a poet (and boy, do I know it! ~ba-da-ching~), but I am obsessed with writing challenges. OctPoWriMo might be worth an attempt if I don't pick up a different project, methinks. You never know what might grow out of an attempt at a poem!

    How cool that you've been able to channel that creative energy into other things, too. I've always felt that's the reason I work on so many projects...just too much energy to contain into one thing! Best of luck in more great creative endeavors, Morgan!

    1. Thanks Laura, I greatly appreciate your support! I hope you decide to explore the world of poetry, I know I had fun with it last April for the NaPoWriMo and of course I always love a good challenge! Hah!

      Creatively it is always good not to keep all the eggs in one basket, at least that is my opinion. :D

      Thanks for stopping by!



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