This weekend I revised some of the pages on this blog: attention to detail so correcting & clarifying and updating to reflect the change in my life from having lots of academic work to making more time, specifically regular and disciplined time for poetry and prose.
I also gave the hen house a clean and spread
some crunchy fresh straw .....
It was a good job for thinking about the commitment I've made by joining a poem-a-week FB group. Yes, a poem each week prompted by a word (so far), I'm already behind so my writing today needs to be poetry to catch up.
One last thought before I start that first draft.
Here at home in France I replace my usually twice a week yoga class with a short session on the mat each morning, well, OK most mornings, five last week to be accurate. I use an app which gives me the choice of beginner, intermediate and advanced, and classes with different sequences of poses - for strength, flexibility, relaxation or a combination of all three.
Picture taken from http://www.rebellesociety.com
Choice and difference - my writing practice also needs these to keep my writing muscles strong, to develop the diversity of craft - poem, essay, story, short, longer, to learn, to learn how to think without thinking about thinking.
Getting on the mat and picking up the pen/keyboard asks the same questions, needs those different classes ... took me a while to figure that out but I'm there now!