Almost there

I know I am not alone this holiday season in feeling pressed for time, so this post is short but I wanted to do a couple of things.

I am quickly approaching the end of my first 365 day writing challenge. December 29th will be a full year! My next post will be a look back but also be about looking forward to new challenges/goals.

I’ll review some of the successes with this challenge I am finishing, but also some of pitfalls I’ve seen as well.

I will also outline my plans for the upcoming year. I will be tweaking my guidelines for the new challenge, but sticking with a daily writing commitment. My plans for the upcoming year also include some new direction for this blog.

I hope you come back next week and check it out. ๐Ÿ™‚

I also want to share that I returned to my writer’s group today after missing meetings for quite a few months. I missed for a lot of reasons, not the least of which was just staying crazy busy. But if I am honest, there were a few other issues that made me reluctant to invest my time in preparing for and attending the group.

However, I was happy to see that the structure and guidelines for the group have been revisited and I am very pleased with the direction the group is headed. I am therefore renewing my commitment to the group. I will make an effort to attend consistently again. I will also begin submitting my novel for critique that has just gotten lost in editing stages. I could definitely get some help wrapping it up. Hopefully that will help get me to a finished product in the next six months.

I am not sure how much poetry I will be writing in the new year but today I am sharing a little one before I change things up. I hope you enjoy. And hopefully you’ll come back for next weeks updates. Have a great week!

– CJ

Whole
By CJS

There you are,
he said
on almost
a sigh of relief
He drank in
the sight of her
as if seeing her
put right
the pieces
of himself
that had before
been jumbled
or even broken –
a crack
in his world
sealed together
once again
with just one look
at his lover’s face.
There you are,
she said
because
she knew.

4 thoughts on “Almost there

  1. I was so glad to see you yesterday. I can’t wait to see the new changes here and to read what you’ve been working on. I’m excited for the next year. I LOVE the poem. The thing about writing poetry is that it doesn’t matter how often you write, just that you write. Poetry stays with you. It might lie hidden for a awhile, and sometimes it might seem like it’s lost. But it’s always there and just waits for you to pick up your pen and talk to it. Like an old friend it forgives and forgets the time lapse but is stronger for it. Merry Christmas, my friend! I am so very glad, and grateful we met. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    1. I was happy I was there, too. Thanks for making sure that I made the extra effort to be there. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I’m glad you liked the poem. I am sure I will still write some in the new year. I need to focus on finishing my book and get going on the next ๐Ÿ™‚

      Merry Christmas

  2. You’ve had an excellent year, in my humble opinion. Your poetry keeps getting stronger, and I do think that helps in other writing forms. Plus you juggle boys and family – holy cow! Keep up the good work and keep having fun with it too. I shall continue to enjoy your blog. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

    1. Thank you so much for all your support. I do wish you might start coming back to group. I think you may be interested in the new guidelines etc. Also Joe commented to me how your comments were always so insightful. I agree! And I miss having you there and reading your stuff. ๐Ÿ™‚ Maybe you’ll visit a time or two at least.

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