Been A Few Days…

I have been a bit all over the place since the last time I posted. Writing hasn’t been in the forefront of my mind lately. I haven’t been to happy with my present work situation and unable to find another one has been weighting on me to the point of distraction.

I actually forgot about the winner being announced this past weekend that I had entered. I have checked back periodically in my email and on their website to see if they have posted the winners but nothing yet.

I am kind of in limbo at the moment just waiting to see what happens.

Some Thinking, Hmm

I admit it! I have been distracted lately with what hasn’t happened yet. Since I have committed to myself to doing my practices and follow my top priorities which are my loves. I took a moment just not to realized that I haven’t been doing my daily prompt. I know I crossed this bridge once before. I don’t want to like a dog chasing its own tail. *wink wink*

I realized a lot of this old stuff that keeps coming up for me comes from school years. If you didn’t have things done on time and finished, there would be repercussions for those actions. You don’t know how in-grain something is until you find yourself searching for a pencil when multiple pens around. That was me shortly after graduating high school.

I have been more in a penance mood, that a writing or reading mood. Shed some light on these areas of my life which have been left beneath cobweb and dust. Just cleaning things out you can as spring is just around the corner.

Its a challenge to find that stillness at times with the world around you rushing by at subatomic speeds at times but as I look back now I have come a long way and I will continue to move forward because its what we do but many times it the how we do that might trip us at times. Once we the get the “Whats” situated that “Hows” will find there way.

I am started to understand more and more with each passing moment, that its how we feel about something that is the most important because no one else can give you that. I am learning more and more about the power of emotions as I work to bring my projects and creations into this world.

I have learn a great deal about myself, I am human, I stumble and fall but you know what anything is better that what I have experience up to this point. Not all moment were bad but I know if I want change than I need to follow the flow.

So it has been a very interesting journey these first couple of weeks, but the poetry book is still on. I find the most challenging of this project is that I question my words and whether they will be relevant or not. I also wanted to announce that the first of four contests I have entered are due this Saturday. ūüėČ

A Tidbit Update

I have been face with physical challenges lately. The month of March hasn’t been my month as I have missed shifts as well as miss my daily writing session. Since this started to feel a bit disconnected, I had to take a few steps back to see the bigger picture. With all that I was doing, I was putting my writing last and that didn’t sit well with me. So I rearranged things so that my writing comes first.

Now that I am recovering from a two day migraine which made me wind in the ER Tuesday, it was one of the worst episodes that I’ve experience but it help put things into perspective¬†from me. After being laid up for two days before heading to the hospital, it helps me to put those things I enjoy first after not being able to do anything at all.

I am still feel so effects of the medicine but I am feeling much better and I know I’ll come stand up stronger then before with a more direction target which will help to keep me on track with not only my writing but also with every other aspect of my life.

Setting Priorities

I have been doing too much work at once and I am starting to peak burn out. I realized with everything that has happened lately that my writing is tied up with my emotional state. Once I start to feel overwhelmed or anxious, I got take a step back and look at the options. I am working on getting grounded again and I will be back to posting regularly.

A lot of my emotional state has to due with my present financially situation as it hasn’t been that great and where I am work at present doesn’t help either. I am doing all that I can with the resources available to find another job that can help with funding my writing.

I am still working on submitting to other contests and promoting my patreon page while also applying to other jobs. I find myself biting off more than I can chew but I am still committed to publishing my poetry book in 2018, just got a little derailed for a bit but once I set priorities I’ll be able to focus on it again.

Happy Friday! Cheers! 1015 Hits! Yay!

Good morning all! I wanted to announced that before the New Year I had only 15 hits and now 3/3/2017 I have 1015 hits that is a big difference. So thank you once more. I have another announce, this a shot in the dark of course. I wanted to see if anyone would be interested in being featured in the poetry book that I am going to self publish in 2018.

The idea didn’t quite hit me until someone had asked on if I could feature two of their poems in the book and instead of trying to fill up the 200 pages myself I thought that I would feature other writers poets in because to be honest I won’t have thought of publishing this book in the first place if it hadn’t been for those whose like the poems I’ve posted for the daily prompt.

If you are interested, my guidelines are simple. Please make sure you edit the poem that way you want to see it published in the book because I don’t want to change the feel of it. They will not be touch by editor other then to make sure spelling is correct.

Have a wonderful rest of your Friday and even better weekend!

Happy March 1st!

I wanted to take this opportunity to take everyone for your likes, comments and for following me. A big shout to you guys and to everyone who has stopped to read my posts, it has given me the encourage to keep moving forward. I have a couple of announcement.

First, at midnight, I have submitted my application to the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships, submission are open all the way up to April 30th for anyone who is interested in entering. Finalist are announced on Aug 1st and Winners on Sept 1 of this year.

Secondly, I want to let anyone who is interested in supporting this poetry book I am working or future projects, please visit my Patreon. I would greatly appreciate whatever you are willing to give, if you can’t support me financially. Not a problem, you are welcome to follow me on anyone of the social media outlets I have listed on Show Your Support

Psst, just one more thing, I have decided to start a craft shop where I can sell my wears on my Instagram but it will take me a couple of weeks to set that up. I will keep you posted.

Thank you all! Hope everyone will have a wonderful rest of the week.

Playing Catch Up!

It has been a heck couple of weeks, it has started to affect my writing to the point where I had to step back to rethink where I am going with my writing. I have been entering contests for some time now and I just want to see where this will go. The worst is I don’t win, or might win whose to know if I don’t take that risk. There is another one coming up in March. I am not evening looking at the prizes for¬†winners, I merely entering by reading the rules and what is required of me to hand in. Let’s see what happen.

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