This month has been a busy one, and I am desperately trying to keep up on my poetry. I’m sorry to say I have fallen incredibly behind. My challenge began September 13th. Now, little more than a month into my challenge I should be hovering at just over 50 poems, however I am merely at about 27. I say about, because I am unhappy with how a few of them turned out. I am afraid that in my effort to be productive I may lose some of the quality of the work I strive to produce. But, instead of chastising myself for being behind, I am going to remain focused on producing good work. The entire point of the challenge was to keep me focused on the art of writing, and it has certainly done that so far. By no means am I done yet.
I am happy to report that in my focus on poetry I found a little inspiration for my novel, which has been shelfed since mid summer. The hiatus on regular storytelling has been good for me. I am a bit worried that picking back up on this project will hurt the allotted focus and inspiration for my poetry collection, but I’m not going to let that interfere with what inspiration is actually striking me at any given moment. If you are a writer, then you understand that you follow your muse, not a schedule. I tried being more organized and it did nothing but hurt my process.
If you have been following me all summer, then you know all about my Children’s story which is already written. I have put off working on the artwork because I was moving, and I feared that I might lose and/or damage some of the things I need to create pictures of my Garden Gnomes. Well, I’m all moved into my new house, and I’m 3/4 unpacked. My art room is starting to look like something might actually be accomplished there, so when the mood strikes me I shall begin working on my Gnome photos.
As always, I will update you on any new developments.