My weekend was filled with sunshine. My sisters, mom, niece, nephew and I spend Saturday on the beach enjoying the sun and sand and surf. The babies had so much fun splashing their toes in the clear blue water, giggled as it washed up over their legs. They also loved digging in the sand and building sand castles.
Sunday I took myself on a solo hike and run through a local trail.
We’re definitely in the Spring of things, with sunny days on the horizon (no surprise, really, in California).
What I’m Reading
In my project of making up for missed childhood reading, I’m following up Anne of Green Gables with Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume. I’m only a chapter in, so I don’t have a ton of thoughts as of yet, but I’m sure I will.
Also reading the 2016 Rhysling Anthology, so that I can make my votes soon.
What I’m Writing
Work on the 30/30 poems is ongoing. I do a substantial edit of about one poem at a time, followed by a re-exmination of one of the previously edited poems.
One the whole, I still have so many doubts about these poems. But I’m trying to just trust my original gut feeling. I try to focus on the spark inspired me to go in that direction in the first place and to move in that direction with my edits.
Goals for the Week:
- Continue editing the 30/30 poetry collection.
- Submit a set of poems for publication
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