All is said and done! I have graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing. The weekend was lovely with a birthday/4th of July party for Stephen.
My poem “Roosters” was accepted for publication in the September issue of The Houston Literary Review. I have sent poems out to 12 journals, 1 chapbook competition, and 1 publisher for a book length collection. So, not bad for a weekend.
Tomorrow starts the cleaning out of my desk to make myself my own space to write. My first self imposed writing assignment is a collection of poetry for children. My youngest daughter had made me a blank book in 2007 for Mother’s day and requested that I fill it with poems for her. (Thank you baby girl)
Here are some things I have been thinking about as a writer:
1) Have your own space. (Even if you don’t use it!)
2) Make time for you. (Take a walk, listen to music,etc.)
3) Write a little everyday!
4) Try having a project or assignment.
5) Work hard, and play harder!