I hope you all had a fun vacation and New Year! The garden has been slow lately, but it’s almost time to plant seeds again. Surprisingly, the tomatoes have not been killed, even though we’ve had mornings at 37 degrees Fahrenheit and nights certainly colder than that. The chickens are doing well, tearing up the yard as usual looking for bugs, but Sakura, a Rhode Island Red low in the pecking order, got her vent torn up by the other chickens in December. It’s healing well now. Angel is, well, Angel, always on the prowl for food and furry or feathered things to chase. For 2011, I want to try to post every week.
Issues and Interests For Writing May 6, 2010
Ok, so here are my issues and interests
This is a biggie for me. I tend to leave things until the last moment, even big biology experiments and technical papers (sorry Mrs. Yi). Also, self-imposed deadlines don’t work, so I often don’t really think about what I am writing or just choose to wait until I am inspired to write, which can be every day for a week or once in three months.
2.lack of ideas
Most of the time when I want to write, I don’t know what I want to write about. I need to work on my brainstorming and set aside time for that instead of just rushing to write whatever.
3.different forms of poetry
I would like to explore different types of poetry, like limericks, sonnets, and some other forms of Japenese poetry besides the haiku. I tend to stick with longer versions of haiku (just repeating the pattern) or rhyming poems.
4. different subjects
Most of my poems are about nature, and I would like to branch out to different subjects, which goes back to the brainstorming.
5. working on short stories
I can’t start a story without drawing it out until it’s more like a chapter book. I like to slowly build up to my climax, which defeats the purpose of short stories. Perhaps it’s also my feeling towards short stores- to me, they end too soon, and I want more. I also spend my own sweet time elaborating, so I need to be a bit more terse.
Scavenger Hunt… May 5, 2010
As part of a Creativity workshop hosted by Merrilee of Not Enough Words, there is a scavenger hunt today!
So, here are my findings:
- Missing purple? Try under the trapdoor. Lyrical Trance
- English author rapping in the bath? Umbrella required! Rosalind Adam is writing in the rain
- Moon across the ocean blue. Where’s the long white cloud? Anna Caro
- Who says you have to grow up? The Magic Spoon
- Five times I love you. Aurora’s Creative Corner
- California garden with a foxhound. Me! (Of Angels and Plants)
- 21 + 6 + 5 + 5. Oh, and a chicken. LykosEcho
- Considers the lillies, but still a wage-slave to the empire. Sigh. One Swaying Being
- Lips as red as cherries, hair as blue as…electric? On Escapism
- All singing, all writing bird! I’m so Lost… Owl and Sparrow
- Pigs DO fly! I told you so. It’s All Make Believe
- Manchester daisies. Greener than home? No Excuses, Just Write
- Not in Penzance, and the gender’s all wrong, but still! Raise the Jolly Roger, arrr! Pirate Queen at the Helm
- Raising goats, joyfully. Hallelujah! Joy of Dawn
- There are thirteen ribs, apparently. Right Brain Spasm
- Love and stars and hearts and butterflies and swirls! One Big Adventure
- RIP Cooper, dear friend. Catherine Mede Writes
- Who’s to blame for the rain? Blame it on the Weatherman
- Living in Melbourne, dreaming of Mars. The Pen and Paper Initiative
- Canada’s in the pink! Chibi Doucet
- Siochain’s amulet, 50% off! Daina Pearson
- Not a serial killer, but an explorer. Exploring Eliza
- Bun in the oven, two kids, no time! J.C. Hart
- Beautiful Jalal. Out of my mind
- Africa? Australia? Jicama? AfricanAussie
- Japanese poetry, in the popular form. Stories of Sommer
- Mother, 8, grandmother, 12, not enough chairs in the garden! This Grandmother’s Garden
- Law of Attraction, no magnets here! Janette Dalgliesh
- Ngapuhi? (Gesundheit!) Letter from silent hill
- I’ve got your contest right here! Epic? You bet! Constant Revision
- This is not the Olympics, no matter what the header says. 5 Rings