It pains me to do so, but I must lay down my poetry for a time.
NaNoPrep and NaNoWriMo consistently take a lot out of me because I put so much of myself into writing a novel. The exercises in October, usually require between 200 - 500 words a day, and sometimes up to 1000. November is a goal of 2000 words a day because I typically aim at 60,000 words for the month.
The point remains, that it's a challenge for me to write my daily goals in these two months while maintaining a poem five days a week in my blog.
May the Lord give us His SHALOM as we gear up for a new book.
We've been enjoined to address the subject, "What negative voices or beliefs attack you as a writer in the attempt to keep you from writing?"
I've written the poem in my traditionally oft-chosen quatrain verse composed of two couplets each of iambic tetrameter/iambic trimeter lines. I'm having a conversation with my doubts in order to be always motivated to continue on, even when the way becomes challenging.
I'm learning, that the Lord is my loving Father, Who trains His child to be the best version of which, I was created to be.
The transition from customer to store employee can often be fraught with speed bumps, that cause times of waiting.
Thus, has been the past week of my life as I have prepared to start this new job.
Today, was no exception. Some of my orientation tasks were stopped by issues with the computer at the store. However, tomorrow is scheduled to be my first regular shift.
Amazingly enough, I've felt peaceful in these delays. I've waited patiently, and when the person in charge of my training was forced to admit, that we would just have to do some of today's work later, I thanked, that individual, and left.
I don't want to "pat myself on the back." I want to focus on what the Lord has done in my heart. Whether it's aging, years of experience, or the Lord's SHALOM permeating my core, I would like to hope and pray, that seeds of peace and good success have just been planted for the future aspects of this job, and the people connected with this place of business.
May your life in Time and in Eternity be filled with The Lord's SHALOM, which causes the peace of God to flow out of our hearts because of peace with God.
Starting to get the feeling, that some way, somehow, I've got to write a new book this year, even with a new job. I've got to fit it in around the cracks in between responsibilities, whether or not I can pull the same amount of overnighters, that I often have, during NaNoWriMo.
Today's post is a great spark for me to begin thinking about a subject, title, plot line, and all of the other important aspects of writing a novel. I hope this poem can be an excellent prompt for you, too.
There is something mentally stimulating about writing a book, that is absolutely essential for the mind, whether the writer is young or old.
Will I collect my 30-Day Posting merit badge, during November? Only the Lord knows, and only He can help me do that this year as always, but I'm about to sign-up for NaNoPrep. Please, join me at
Jade Amber Jewel graduated from high school back in May. My life has turned the page into a new chapter. Yesterday, I was hired for my first job outside the home in nearly two decades, since college has no need for a parent to be an official learning coach.
I've said all of that to say this, "My writing might be a bit spotty over the next few weeks as I learn how I fit into this new job, and how writing fits into my new schedule."
Bottom Line: Writing is still the language of my heart. I've just got to learn how to spin all the new plates. I will be checking in as I am able. NaNoPrep & NaNoWriMo look a little hazy at the moment, but I'm holding out hope since their beginning is still at least a couple of weeks away. Let's pray, that I can learn my job quickly.
This weekend past we visited Fort Frederica on Saint Simons Island, Georgia. Much of what we know of this town and fortress has been gathered from the artifacts left in and around the foundations of the buildings, that used to house the people's homes and places of business.
It's quite a big space. So, if you need to walk your daily 10,000 steps, that can be easily accomplished on the acreage of this state park.
If, however, you need a break, like I did, then park benches are provided for that restful purpose. While sitting on a bench, I could still hear people talking in the distance, but the main sound I heard was the gripping silence, that literally roared in my ears, due to the absence of the typical sounds I hear in my smallish city, and hometown.
Epizeuxis is a literary device, which can be used in prose or poetry. It is quite simply the repetition of the same word for emphasis. One of my favorite Christmas carols is a great example of this device. If you don't mind, I'll post it right here.
It is my prayer, that the experiences of his years as the Prince of Wales, and his exposure to his godly mother's influence will bring King Charles III into renown as a godly monarch in his own right in short order.
We all do well to learn from the wisdom of our forebears, especially those, who have a personal relationship with The Creator God, Who has been crowned King, Savior, and Lord in the hearts of believers. (I John 5:1, KJV)
The subject of today's poem was taken right out of the headlines of world news.
It staggers the mind how gracefully, joyfully, and nearly flawlessly Queen Elizabeth II served her country in specific, and the world in general for 70 years. Her smile was genuine. Her ability to walk within the constraints of monarchy was incomprehensible. Her personage was nearly superhuman.
Whoever follows in the crown has shoes to fill, that are almost unfillable.
May the Lord place His Hand on Great Britain, and the world in the days, that follow this unspeakable loss.
Well, here's my last offering for Writing.Com's Birthday Party this year. Some of my wonderful friends will know soon, that they got a friendly little poke in my poem, which is posted here in my blog, here in a static item
It took a lot of words to do it. So, the rhythm is spurious in places. Actually, I felt a little like a rap star thanks to Winnie Kay I'm not sure Lin-Manuel Miranda has any need for concern, that I'll give him any real competition, but the anapestic meter does have the benefit for me of being able to use more words while keeping a rhythm going.
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