It could be the constant stress of the living situation (no real home for four months now), my sweet patootie has to have an operation scheduled in the next couple of weeks but we don't know when, the grief at knowing I will be leaving this landscape that I love to go to a home I don't one bit even like. Not sure but usually my writing pulls me out of these doldrums and into a better place. Not so right now. Or rather I'm not allowing it to do so. So, with the reminder that this is a fresh new year I'm going to make some plans and share them with you on this blog - I'm going to set my intentions and see if that helps.
Here goes (in the form of Kaizen - go to this former post to read about small changes that do not frighten the sleeping gorilla)
Poetry - What small thing can I do to further my poetry practice?
I can have a look at the six poems I handed in (reworked ) at the end of my semester and choose three to start sending out. I'm not sending them out yet - just getting ready to do so.
Bright Angel - what is the smallest thing I could do to finish my revision of this novel? I could work for half an hour a day on it.
Other novels - ignore for now until BA is done. Otherwise I feel overwhelmed and do nothing. Yes!
Blog - what can I do to re-enter my blogging life? I can go back to just making sure I do three posts a week and not worry if they are long and wondrous - just keep them short and pithy. (thought making them short is sometimes harder so we'll see about that ;) )
Health (as that is important to my writing life) - sit five mornings a week for at least ten minutes. Do physio therapy exercises three x's a week and start back to the gym when I have a spare moment.