What’s a secret skill or ability you have or wish you had?
My time with blogs encourages a lot of practice with creative writing. I hope to create a few print books that I can donate to nursing homes and hospitals, for example. Small steps, over time, God’s grace.
birds perch in sheltering branches a grain of mustard seed
Matthew 13: 31 – 32
My early haiku was published by Time of Singing poetry journal, 1995.
I have postponed a chapbook a few times. There is no hurry though. Our previous book, Quiet Christmas Poetry, began as a blog and then became a large print chapbook in 2014. The book is still shared and read.
One challenge these days is organizing my creative work. Blogs work so well for this goal. When I reprint a poem, or if a new poem from my blogs is published again in a journal or book, I note the references and credits in a post or page. This is a work-in-progess, and I like that I can update posts.
Over time, a lot of good work can grow, one post at a time. Then the challenge is to review here and there. You may have written a haiku sequence, a chapbook, short stories, some poems for notecards or a collage, or a poem for a bulletin board to encourage others.
Hopefully, I grow as a writer here, and can also review my work and see how I can write a poem a little better. Wonderful to try new ideas.