Wednesday, January 4, 2017
So Easy (For Them) To Say
A New Year View
Today. the second day of rain, and the snow is disappearing. Yesterday, Peter and I went into Brockport to do some errands. We stopped at the Seven Holy Vets store on the hill. It was Finders Day. I found two never been worn sweaters, which will be perfect for work. Peter found a coffee bean grinder and a thermometer and a wool jacket.
Yesterday, I spent three hours editing a short story for one of my favorite writers. I have had a long "word-related" relationship and, in many ways, I think editing his work has made me a stronger writer. He has a new writing project that is shaping up nicely. So glad that he sent this latest story now, rather than later.
Speaking of writing projects, I have sent one of mine out, and in the submission quidelines, the press asked for 1-2 paragraphs describing the work. This was challenging to write. Funny, tho' while writing the description, I realized what was the "under-telling" in this collection of prose poems and micro fictions, and that was a revelation for me, warts et al.
Over this break, I have been working on 100 word stories, which are addictive, and lyric poetry. Both of which are peeling back the wallpaper on what is happening 'inside' as well as 'outside.'