|Tulips - Maria A Smith|
Today is Ash Wednesday, and the beginning of Lent, ending on Holy Saturday (April 19th) its the time of year when Christians remember 40 days and nights Jesus spent alone in the desert without food, being tempted by the devil. Traditionally, Christians everywhere, give something up, or introduce something that will improve theirs or someone else's life. Okay, that is the RE lesson for today concluded. I've decided I'm going to live a more healthier lifestyle.
I don't want to get bogged down by making this too complicated, so my main goal is to walk every day. I'll also cut down on sugary snacks, and limit unhealthy food options as much as I can. I'll let you know how I get on. Now my Lent promise is out of the way, its time to talk about the writing.
What are you working on?
I've been entering competitions, re-writing chapters of my novel, critiquing stories for a few of my writing buddies, and generally enjoying my writing more. Try as I might though, I still can't focus on one thing alone, and its time to accept the writer that I am. Instead of beating myself up because I'm flitting from one thing to another.
I'm interested in lots of things. I want to write flash fiction, and short stories, and my novel, and articles too. Running workshops is fun, as is networking, and helping other writers along on their own journey is inspiring and up lifting. Its a cliche, but spice is very much the variety of life, I get restless if I am stuck on one project for too long. I need to break it up with other stuff.
So to coincide with Lent, I'm not putting myself under any restrictions, I shall write whatever I want, whenever I want, and do all manner of writerly stuff too! Lets see how I get on.
Are you doing anything for Lent?