Posts Tagged ‘writing’

More Poetry – Sea Wurm

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020


 

 

 

Sea Wurm

Pitter patter

Little prints of feet upon the sea

Running, scurrying to and fro

With a look of malicious glee

Seeking above turgid waves

At the fish gone by

Ducking low beneath the foam

Beneath the darkened sky

Opening a tooth-filled maw

Endeavoring to roar

Frightening innocent passersby

On the far-by shore

Oh, what wet and dripping glisten

Those scales of innocent terror

Oh, that pungent seaweed breath

Of that sea-wurm’s lair

So, watch that giant of the waves

Streak past in silver glory

And mind that terror of the sea

Thou sailor bold and hoary

 

Too Stressed For Process

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

It has been about two weeks since the last podcast as I was forced to take a break.

Everyone has a different process and experience with creating art. The more stressed I am, the more my process disintegrates until I am unable to create anything of quality.

My favorite motto has always been that inspiration comes from a sufficient amount of laziness. I say this with tongue firmly in cheek, but I indeed need to have rest and happiness in my life to write. My process for poetry does not follow this rule. When my life hits the absolutely deepest pit it can possibly descend to, I write poetry.

However, if I want to write words that do not reek of despair, retain some form of logic, and do not rhyme – rest and happiness are mandatory. 

So, I asked myself a question: 

How do I enter a state that is conducive to creation and art?

During this week of enforced recovery I utilized five techniques:

  1. Enough sleep and rest: After the week of enforced relaxation ended, I realized some critical things. Rest is crucial. No one can function on an empty tank. You are not a robot. If you do not put fuel in, you will sputter out.
  2. Exercise: Moderate stress with external means. Exercise utilizes the fight or flight response and rids the body of hormones that cause anxiety. Exercise is especially necessary during this quarantine. No one can stay shut in forever without losing their mind. Get fresh air and sunlight. Our bodies are not designed to be stuck inside enclosed spaces for weeks or months at a time. I made sure to go outside often, even if it was just to take my kid to the park.
  3. Herbal teas: I did some research, then put myself on a regimen of herbal teas ( sleepytime tea with chamomile and valerian). The combined herbs of chamomile and valerian are natural remedies that assist in regulating stress.
  4. Me Time: Doing things that add joy to your life is important. If you are not, is it any wonder you are stressed? This is part of refilling your tank. I love reading books, watching Chinese dramas, and listening to music and motivational speeches. When I neglect to do things that make me happy, staying strong becomes extremely difficult. Me time is a must.
  5. Creating a happy space: Creating an environment where you can thrive is also critical. Do you hate your surroundings? Do you have at least one place that you can let down your guard and relax? If you do not, create one. Whether that place is your room or a closet, you must have a space you call your own. You need to be able to enter that space and feel a sense of peace. If every place you enter feels like a warzone, it is no wonder you are stressed! Prioritize creating a safe space for your peace of mind.

Life can feel as though it is smothering you. Self-care is mandatory during these times. Make sure to do something for yourself, even if it is something small. Doing this is essential for your peace of mind.

A Juggling Experiment

Sunday, August 2nd, 2020

A Juggling Experiment

 

Juggling life, work, being a mother, and still trying to find time to write.

Wish me luck.

 

Not A Tik Tok

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Confusion!

So, I recently made the decision to become a Tik Tok content creator.

This is what happened instead.

 

The Poem in the podcast is available on Amazon HERE.

So…Word Camp Anyone?

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

So I happened to have randomly come across this announcement of a Word Camp that usually takes place in Minnesota. Now, as a result of Covid-19, they are moving the convention online — and it’s completely FREE!

I don’t know about you, but I’m all for anything free. No question.

So, needless to say, I signed up.

If you’re a writer, you should also.

I mean, come on. It’s free.

You don’t have a reason not to.

Check it out HERE.

I’ll be there for certain ^.^

Wish me luck!

Status Update

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

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So, I’m back.

Feeling good and ready to hit the ground running, too.

I have begun re-editing the beginning chapters of Dragon Kin. And although reading it after so long a hiatus made me cringe–the break was much needed. I could see what needed to be ripped out with no mercy and restructured into something much more coherent.

This was good.

I hate editing, but it also feels good when you know you’re fine-tuning the flow of your entire work.

I won’t hesitate to say that this will be a process, because it’s not the only project on my plate right now….which leads us into:

RGAA: Real Girlfriends Across America. If some of you have been following my pics and posts on my life story on messenger (maybe 5 of you have? lol) You’ll have noticed that I am currently working with a group of women that are all about networking and building up women in their work spaces.

I absolutely love this experience. Interacting with these women have encouraged me to restart on my creative process–something that I had abandoned because I believed life was too much for me to handle while trying to write/edit at the same time.

I’m on fire now, and it’s all to the credit of these awesome women.

From time to time, I’ll be forwarding their posts, because I strongly believe they have something to offer.

Full disclaimer, I’ve also written some of the blog posts on their site, and hosted some podcasts that they produce.

In any event, feel free to check out their site HERE and make sure to listen to some of the episodes of the podcast HERE.

Much luv, and wish me luck!



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