“… the Muse insists. Don’t skip a day no matter how you’re feeling, no matter how many wars your country is fighting, no matter how many tornadoes are heading your way. Crawl into your storm cellar and pick up a pen. If you can’t think of anything to say, write the word God again and again. If you don’t believe in God, write the word dog. Everyone believes in dogs.”
(“Sy Safransky’s Notebook,” The Sun, July 2011)
Yes, I’m going to attempt to do this again this year. I lost myself in 2016, overwhelmed by the politics and changes in my life. I refuse to let this year control me and my emotions, my life and my writing. And to that end I’ve joined an online journaling group, I’ve spent the most of yesterday making my very first “Smashbook” and OMGs! It was a blast to create uninhibited. Just paint, fold, crease, write, whatever the Muse gives you. Yes, it was difficult for me. You all know I’m a perfectionist with everything I do. Pictures will be posted once the exterior of the book is dry and I can finish adding the embellishments.
Yep, I am looking forward to this year and all the challenges and blessings coming my way.