How’s your schedule looking for the next week or two?
Out of whack?
This time of year, juggling the change up can leave us feeling frustrated if we’re currently in the middle of a writing project. Feeling torn or cornered can ruin your mood and dampen the day for those around you.
My best-friend-in-law is from Panama. A friend of his paints scenes on feathers. A tiny masterpiece. He brought us one, framed, and I find myself staring at it often. The details are so precise, but not overdone.
As a reader, don’t you find yourself re-reading a particularly well-worded or surprising paragraph? A little jewel set halfway down the page?
Let’s make it our goal whenever our normal routine is interrupted to paint that feather – a gorgeous, poignant string of words, no more than five to ten sentences where every word is chosen carefully. Think about it as you go about your day, then steal away 20 minutes to get that sparkler down. Next week, you’ll see it and celebrate, pat yourself on the back, high five the kitty walking by, and witness the birth of a new scene.
#wipmadness peeps: How goes the battle and what do you see for next week? Also, anyone interested in hosting our check-ins for January?
I fell very short of last week’s goal, only half, so this week I’m only aiming for 1K, with a wee bit of research. Today is not my own, so one feather paragraph will do just fine.