Let the research begin

Planning to write is not writing. Outlining . . . researching . . . talking to people about what you’re doing, none of that is writing. Writing is writing. — E. L. Doctorow By Thursday I will have the better part of my study plan done which is odd to think about because other than… Continue reading Let the research begin

All as it should be

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.… Continue reading All as it should be

Arrived in Vermont

“Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.”Arnold Bennett After a red-eye from Denver to JFK and a 3-hour layover, a quick flight brought me to Burlington where I took a one-hour cab ride to Plainfield. There is snow on the ground, a little more than I left… Continue reading Arrived in Vermont

An escape from emotion

“Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotion know what it means to want to escape from these” Emily DickinsonI’ve been working on a list poem which as… Continue reading An escape from emotion

Get Paid $1 Per Word

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.Ben Franklin Although I have written about common ties in the past… $50 for fifty words or less, my friend reminded me of this this morning as she just got notice that they bought one of her answers and her $50 check is in the mail.… Continue reading Get Paid $1 Per Word

Countdown to Vermont

“Worry is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.”Arthur Somers Roche In one week I will be starting my journey to Burlington, Vermont. I have a lot of anxiety and doubts, anxiety that has effected my writing. My daily writing… Continue reading Countdown to Vermont