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Monday, January 11, 2016

Setting Writing Goals

Happy January


Words don’t stop at the end of the year--
they tumble out--
stumbling forward,
one syllable at a time.
They can stop like a train hitting snow--
when it’s cold--
In flurries of excuses,
dropping snow-like blizzards onto our hearts.
A blanket over the nose--
we shiver from something called writer’s block.
But hey,
it’s January and the tracks can be cleared.
Rum in our tea,
a cozy sweater?
It’s time to thaw the ink in our veins.
Eastern Standard? Pacific Mountain?
Daylight Savings? Greenwich Mean Time?
Who cares?
It’s YOUR time!  
A month of endless possibilities.
Grab your slippers,
pull back the covers!
Release those swirling plot-lines,
Unleash the hounds circling inside your head.
There’s a story,
probably a book,
to fill with poetic words,
waiting to happen.
Dare I say, waiting for submission?
Lure readers into your
creative web,
keep them entertained,
make them run for tissues,
have them laughing and begging for more!
January is a great month for planning
and you have thirty-one days
to prepare,
and warm up
to a brand new year of potential.




Well? Cozy yet?

7 comments:

  1. Very clever! It is our time. No snowy excuses.

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  2. Terrific !
    I enjoy your poems.

    Love the last part...
    "thirty-one days
    to prepare
    and warm up
    to a brand new year of potential."

    I am doing that right now cleaning up, packing away and throwing away and trying to start new.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  3. I'm starting my spring cleaning now. I have a storeroom that's starting to look like an episode of Hoarders!

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  4. "It’s time to thaw the ink in our veins."

    What wonderful imagery! Love it.

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  5. Hey Eve,

    Nicely seasonal and it does seem reasonable. The New Year, without fear, it's clear and to you, my dear, a cheer.

    Gary :)

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