I was wondering how your writing is going? I started off the year by resolving to write for at least one hour a day with all distractions (mostly social media feeds) switched off. It was much more straightforward when I was on leave from my paid, part-time (ha!) job but it has become more difficult now that I’m back at work. That said, I have been writing every day, and probably for one hour although I haven’t really been clock-watching, I’ve tended to work around my other responsibilities. It doesn’t feel as if I’m writing as much.
I’ve sent six poems to three different magazines (for the first time ever I’ve sent one poem to two places – although guidelines published at both stipulate simultaneous submissions are OK, provided I notify them if a poem becomes ineligible, ie, is accepted elsewhere). At the start of the year I made a big list of all of my unfinished poems and I’m trying to work my way through them. Some are very old indeed and started life as short stories, the oldest ‘poems’ are five years old. I trawled through past notebooks looking for fragments of writing or pieces that just seemed to have trailed off. Then there are poems which start well but fizzle out altogether. I’ve put some of my notebooks and loose sheets of paper into a jute bag to keep tidy. It’s a sort of mobile office/filing system. I rummage through to select a piece to work on. It’s actually really enjoyable but a slow process.
Maybe you’ve been more productive? I’m all ears!