Oh hi, it's me again... remember, the one who promised back in August that I'd be posting more often? Yeah, we can see how well that worked. Promises, promises, eh?
I will say that despite not posting about it, I did work on transcribing more of my poetry to the blog site - I finished all the more recent poetry collection (although I still have to work on getting the songs typed up, and finish the original, older collection while I'm at it). And then... life happened.
I had a wedding to attend in early September, with bridesmaid duties... and right before I left, I was presented with a can't-miss opportunity at work to assist with our next new hire training class and coordinate their on-the-job training. This caused my work schedule to shift for 7 weeks, starting the day after I returned from my week long bridesmaid-vacation, and suddenly I no longer had my 3-day weekends to designate a spare day for creativity. And once I'm out of the habit, it's deadly hard to get me back into it, so going back to my usual work schedule in November, nothing got written. Discipline has never been my strong suit, apparently.
I have, however, been reading a lot about writing - especially Twitter updates and blog posts from one of my favorite authors, James Scott Bell. And reading about writing makes me want to write more, I just need something to force me to get started, and keep going.
Enter my mom's church, and their 2012 theme, "Do the Word". As part of their "Bible-in-a-year" reading plan, there will be daily devotionals on their new church blog, and yours truly has been designated as one of the 7 regular blog contributors. In fact, I will be writing every Sunday. Hey wait a minute, New Year's Day is a Sunday this year... You mean I'll be the first one up? No pressure there, folks!
As a side note, my mom will be one of the featured bloggers as well. She would never describe herself as such, but my mother is a scholar - I expect some fantastic insights from her, especially regarding the Old Testament readings.
In any event, I'll link to the weekly "Do the Word" posts here as well as on Facebook. Having a regular audience depending on me for the church blog will keep me accountable to write at least that on a weekly basis, and I refuse to promise too much for additional writing (especially coinsidering how busy work is likely to get after the new year), but once I'm in the groove, you may see more.