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Just Yuck.

So…

My poem yesterday stunk. I wasn’t satisfied with it. I need to get back to writing and making it a habit. I thought the prompt would be helpful, but it was frustrating!

It was frustrating because I’m out of sync. I am out of sync because I’m not writing.

My life has been a little overwhelming over the last year. Maybe a little more than a little.

It is part of my routine to help organize and facilitate home-school for the kids. They are doing awesome! It’s been a fun adventure.  However, we have also struggled with misfortune– some of our family members battled illness while others with more serious health problems. My father-in-law with Bladder Cancer and my sister with Intracranial Hypertension. (Sn: My father-in-law is now cancer-free, but my sister may have to have surgery.)

Mix in some familial and relational problems. It’s a rocky road. My life is never normal on this note. Nor will I ever expect it to be.

Then, the seasonal depression sunk in over winter. The cold and darkness doesn’t agree with me. Winter has a choke-hold on Spring, and he’s winning..

The wind is wicked. Messing with the power like a naughty kid flipping the light switch! Snow lazily falling from the sky.

Winter.

Not making time to write.

I am over it.

Time to find my motivation, again.

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Which One Are You?

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I am a combination! I am not entirely a match for the writer.  I am a perfectionist, but not with writing.  With my writing, I am messy. It is hard for me to finish projects. My head isn’t totally messy. I don’t have cobwebs up there.  I do have material up there. Yes, I am passionate– about everything— however, I am not a know-it-all. I do know my limits even though I test them… Daily. I learn.

The poet seems a better fit. Not quiet, but not loud. I am observant and detail-oriented– that goes with being a perfectionist. The productivity and struggling with words is right-on!

Which one are you?

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I am Back.. Again.

Hello again! One thing that may have caught your attention is I have been posting more! I sincerely thank you for stopping by and reading my blog! Some of you may have wondered what happened to me.

I have been making more of an effort to write. I set aside the time. I write when I feel like it. Even if it means the dishes wait. Or the laundry is done later. Eff the laundry.

This is who I am. I am a writer. I love seeing words on a screen.

So where have I been? Where did I go? How’s life? Well…

School/End. Summer. Beach trip. Family Drama <—- Sticks to me like glue.

I observe quietly. Holding it in. Waiting for the right time to create a written masterpiece from the explosion of feelings and thoughts— a poem, or a story.

I have stories within me to tell. I won’t be going anywhere. I’m back to stay.

On a side note: I am trying to envision the future of my blog. How I want it to be. If this is home. Or if I have other ideas… Maybe I am out of my “groove.”

Thoughts? Comments? How is your summer?

 

 

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Recent Updates

Finally, I have my poetry where I like it! 

When I first started my page, I had certain poems and haiku’s showcased each as “Pages.” But I wasn’t happy leaving them that way. No way to index them by date.

My site is primarily poetry, writing, and all that good stuff. I thought it would be nice if they were together. Easier to find what you are looking for if you came by my site.

I messed around Sunday experimenting, and reading WordPress support pages. I didn’t know quite what I was looking for, but I would know it when I found it.

Eventually all my searching led me to the menus option. I looked at it before, but never gave it a second thought. After monkeying around with it a few times, I had it how I wanted it.

I added a music link. Aside from poetry, I dabble with music, a lot.

Fun to play with. Maybe I will expand in the future.

Fixed my tags and categories. Updated them on the posts.

Hopefully, they don’t e-mail updated posts to subscribers each time. (Do they?)

I would feel bad. I swear I am not trying to annoy you on purpose.

I am trying to let things fly. It’s the perfectionist. I try to shut her up.

I do re-read my posts. Fix errors. 

But then I see it. Something I worded wrong. It just sounds bad.

And it calls to me. Ahhhh!

“Leave it alone!”

But I can’t. 

I am working on it. I promise. I am impulsive. That’s me. 

Gradually, I will post the Haiku’s and Poetry previously showcased as their respective “Pages.”

Maybe a layout change.

Coming soon.

Lynne