Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Some days it takes forever to pound out

...800 words. Today the actual writing time wasn't all that long, but it took ages to make myself put the first word down. Instead I thought about million-year-long eruptions, extraterrestrial impacts, and comets disguised as asteroids. I wanted to go on to read Bookninja's new magazine articles, but I stopped myself. I wanted to check out the poems on May Day - I know half of the participating poets - and though I did check in to see who had posted, I kept myself from reading their work. I wanted to listen to poems over at Salt and Ice, since there's a couple I haven't listened to yet, but I avoided that, too. I also wanted to take a closer look at Kimmy Beach's new site, but I kept my first visit short. Those are just a few examples of what I missed because of those 800 stubborn words.

4 comments:

Kathleen Whelan said...

Brenda, Today I have not read a poem or written a word. Visiting you blog was an absolute delight!
Kathleen from Saint Pete's

Brenda Schmidt said...

Thanks, Kathleen! It's great to see you here.

Ariel Gordon said...

What about today? What have you forsworn today?

Brenda Schmidt said...

Everything but cake. Happily, there may be cake in the near future... :)