Category: Writing

Let’s Play Catch-Up.

2016-02-11 19.09.56-1February has been one mixed-up month, that can be summed up in one word: surgery.

I spent the first eleven days anticipating and preparing for surgery on my right knee, and since then I’ve been recovering from said surgery.  And although I’m frustrated and shack-wacky, the truth is, I’m on the mend and doing well, for the most part.  I’m just not very patient. 🙂

Coming Up Next:

In other news, I am going to a writing retreat from Thursday to Sunday this coming week, and I am beyond excited.  It has been so long since I have spent that much time with a group of creative word-workers.  The project I will be working on is a short story collection and, although I am rusty, it is going well.  This feels so good.  It feels like me again.

Time for Show and Tell: 

Writing HatWhen I decided that 2016 would be the year that I would really focus on my writing, a good friend of mine was very pleased.  (He has been my biggest cheerleader and support for my writing for more than twenty-five years.)

In honour of him — and as a reminder — I had a “special writing hat” made, embroidered with his calm, steady advice to me: “Concentrate.  Persevere.”  Wearing the hat is like having him pat me on the shoulder, saying “You’ve got this.”

I am beginning to think that maybe I do. 🙂



Three-Word Wednesday No. 462

3wordwednesdayThree-Word Wednesday is a writing prompt site where, oddly enough, three words are posted each Wednesday.  The idea is to create a piece of writing that includes all three words.

I used to do this challenge from time to time a few years ago, and I decided recently that I would like to get back into it.

The words for this week are: harrowing, imperfect, and lame.

Here is what I did with them:

Your legs are battered, scarred
with barely-healed wounds,
leftovers from running from
a harrowing past.

Yet you still stand.

Your walk may be imperfect;
Only you can render yourself lame.