What am I currently working on?
I am finishing a Creative non-fiction course towards the Creative Writing Certificate program through the U of C.
The Final Project, is the next one for me, which requires pre-submission of approximately fifty pages in your chosen genre. My goal is to have a collection of anecdotes, poetry, blog sized bits alongside photography. Small chunks for short reads of inspiration. Writings with a deeper spiritual purpose and meaning. I love the flow and density of language in poetry.
I also write a weekly blog on Hope in the Hard Places, at http://whoistalking.wordpress.com
I agree with Sandi Somers on the need to edit and organize writings.
Like many of you, I have hundreds of starts and prompts that take up pages and pages of notebooks, and are slightly more organized on my computer. My goal is to select and edit my pieces for The Final Project.
Some of my pieces include, but are not limited to:
Be still—AGAINBending in the WindDo the MathDishwasher DevoDifferent Character PleaseMy Best Gifts are out of ContextJohn 15 and Drug DealersLetting God off the HookMy Ways are Lower than Your WaysSecond Hand SmokeSense of UrgencyTension and ReleaseYour Prayer is Important to Us (take a number)
Below is one of the poems written in an earlier course as I was looking at my own obstacles to writing. Learning to transform my resistance into resonance. Wishing you all a Barefoot Summer!
Cement blocks, ill fitting shoes
Doubt on the left
Fear on the right
Laced with guilt
It is hard to walk
Harder to dance
Impossible to fly
Barefoot she skipped ahead.