Posted tagged ‘time’
how quick time slips by when I’m cleaning; there still doesn’t seem to be enough time for everything…
© Freya Pickard 2016
I do try to announce through this blog whenever I get something published, particularly if it is online and free for my readers to take a look at it. Here is a catch up of the poetry and short stories that have been published since the end of May… As always, feedback is appreciated!
I had a speculative poem “Matter” published online at The Original Van Gogh’s Ear. It’s free to read – please let me know what you think of it! Also, “Emerald”, an elfje, appeared at Simply Elfje.
My unicorn villanelle was published at Abyss & Apex. I had two poems published in Dial 174 #102; “At The Top Of The Hill” and “Birch Branches and Bracken”. And on 31st July, my first piece of flash fiction was published online at Turning Point
© Freya Pickard 2015
I was shocked on 2nd April 2014 when I opened my journal and discovered I hadn’t written in it since 7th March 2014…
As I explained in I’m back … kind of March was really not a good month at all. No writing to speak of.
But out of this difficult time has emerged a new form of poetry to engage my mind. Once I have perfected it, I will share it with you. For now, let it be enough to say that it is very complex and challenges my brain!
As I had not written anything for nearly 4 weeks, I found myself without clippings for this month. So I thought back to what I remembered most (I still noticed things even though I hadn’t written them down) and recalled the sounds and sights of the birds I had seen.
I also looked back to previous journals and discovered plenty of “unused” clippings that had never seen the light of day. So, maybe I’m cheating a little, but you will have to forgive me if sometimes I post what appears to be an “unseasonal” clipping every now and then. I hadn’t realised how relevant some of these ‘unused’ clippings still are to me. It seems a waste not to use them, so when I do not have enough time to compose a clipping for the day, I will be posting an old, unused one…
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© Freya Pickard 2014
I’ve just asked myself this question – what do I NEED right now? Immediately I answered, Space in which to write. Really write.
I have been too complicated in my routine. I know I need to make space for a rest day once a quarter as well as find time to reply to letters and emails. And I also need to plan blog posts and send work out every 6 weeks or so. But the rest of the time I just need to buckle down and write. Write Now! (My motto for 2013). I need to stop worrying about how many copies of my book have been sold or how many people have stopped following my blogs.
The important thing is to write. I have space in my head. I can write. If my head gets clogged up with too many ideas, I know I can spend a week or so without words to clear it. I know where I’m going. Stop making excuses, Freya, and do some writing…
© Freya Pickard 2013