A Slice of Life Challenge #2 Good Friends (& Why I Write)

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What a week it has been! I am struggling to think back more than a few days, it has been a week filled with excitement, firsts, achievements and love.

I have spent a lot of hours writing (as I on holiday from work), I am managing to keep up with the NaPoWriMo Poetry challenge, a poem a day is so easy for me and I like the fact that I get to almanac April this way. Camp NaNoWriMo is a slightly different story, (pun intended) I am nearly 12,000 words in which is a huge achievement in 9 days, well 8…. as I took Saturday off.

Saturday was the best writing day so far this year, I have set myself a very limited budget for classes and workshops – I would love to do more, will just need to make money from the writing to boost the budget. (Great incentive!) I went into the City (I drove in – achievement 1) and spent the day with like minded souls at a writer’s workshop. We have formed a small network (there were only 12 places available) and that may lead to more possibilities for all of us.

I was so nervous, I don’t know why, I booked it, paid for it, wanted to do it… but I just panicked last minute, but it was like a duck to water and I really enjoyed the experience! (Achievement 2) I have realised, after 3 months of writing that we all need to learn and I have been out of the game for 6 years, there have been many developments in that time.

I have started working on a few freelance submissions for April too which I will need to finish this weekend – I can’t believe we will be half way through the month by next weekend! Let’s not wish this week away! (Achievement 3)

And as for my life – I have managed to spend quality time with my family and lovely, gorgeous, entertaining nephews and Mr G! I have packed a few boxes (achievement 4) and …. the challenge of the week, I had been planning to visit a good friend, I finally did the route maps! A very LONG journey ahead, the longest I have ever made. . . I nearly backed out (panic setting in again), I was hours late leaving, I got lost once and drove the wrong way twice – but I made it! (Achievement 5)

I have spent a lovely few days up here and I will feel I have done things before I have to go back to work.

Another wonderful week to be glad for.

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WHY I WRITE

I can’t NOT write, I live, breathe, read and dream words.

I am made from words.

I have always escaped and explained through words.

Words make me happy.

Words keep me safe.

Words never turn against me.

Words are always going to mean something.

Language is life.

A gift is a hand dealt.

If you key into what it is you were born

to do and you deny yourself

You will cause your own catastrophic destruction.

There is no choice.

I cannot ignore it.

I write

because I have to.

It is what I am.

I live words

I breathe words.

Without words – I would cease to exist.

 

4 responses »

  1. A busy week off full of lots of accomplishments. Your poem on why you write is wonderful – the last line says it all : without words – I would cease to exist. Thanks for sharing.

    • Thank you Judy – I had written my slice and then I checked with Twowritingteachers blog and saw the prompt, it started as a sentence and I thought – let’s make it into a poem!
      Glad you liked it.

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