Today, after doing a bit more promotion for my poem that was published in Eunoia Review yesterday, I finally managed to commandeer a block of time when my brain was functioning in a rested, thoughtful mode to work on some poem revisions.
I am happy to report that I was able to produce final(ish) drafts of three poems, including one that was workshopped during my Mass MoCA/Tupelo adventure. I had been particularly concerned about returning to that one, but found that my own and other poets’ notes helped me to recapture the discussion. I may impose it on a couple of Boiler House Poets or bring it to one of my local workshop groups before including it in my manuscript (she says, pretending that the manuscript existed other than as a list in her head).
There are more poems to revise from Mass MoCA, as well as first drafts and sketches I wrote there that need more drafts before they can be workshopped, plus other poems that I need to research and write to fill some gaps. Soon, Sappho’s Circle and the Binghamton Poetry Project will be resuming, with more opportunities to write from prompts, workshop, revise, and submit.
Lots of work ahead.
It felt good to make a tiny dent today, getting back to some semblance of a normal schedule after weeks of holiday-making and busy-ness.
Fingers crossed that everyone stays healthy and I can make steady progress.
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2 thoughts on “Getting back to work”
Sometimes I have that worry, too, about being able to get back into something I’ve left for a while. Good to know the notes led to a way back in.
It was a relief. It’s also part of the way my mind tends to work with poetry. I often need to let something rest for a while to gain perspective. Fortunately, this break caused by circumstance seemed to function in somewhat the same way.