Today is Day 28 of The Carol and Emily Project and I should have 140 poems completed. I have 40, five of which I wrote this morning between the hours of 2 and 4 AM. It’s a good thing I don’t have an agent pushing me to produce and stay on schedule (yet). Actually, I do work best under pressure. (Email me if you’re into being a pushy agent.) I also tend to think I can do it all because I have done it all for most of my life. Putting your butt in the chair is the place to start, but that doesn’t guarantee creativity will be responsive when you call.
A little voice inside says I’ve bitten off more than I can chew and another little voice says shut the hell up and just write. So that’s what I’m doing. I did go back to sleep for a couple of hours, conquered some housework/laundry, had a virtual home-school session with a grandson via Zoom and then hit the notebook/computer again.
I’ll be sharing at least one new poem every day. I hope you’re interested enough to follow along and see what becomes of it all.