Thursday, December 31, 2009

Sliding a final achievement under the wire...

The year's almost over and I really can't believe it. Where did the time go? I've been reading my friends' resolution lists posted online, and feeling bad about my lack thereof - of lists I mean; I have plenty more resolutions than I need.

Get published. Get published. That seems to be my constant refrain, but not an aim I can claim to have much control over. Last year I tried amending it to "submit," and I think I managed it. At least, I was managing until summer. But then it was Christmas and New Year's Eve. Where did the time go?

Still, I am sliding one final achievement under the wire of '09. I took the Poetic Asides November challenge, sometime in those missing months, and wrote a poem a day for 30 days. But then you have to organize a collection of 10-20 poems to complete the task. I finished today. (Luckily dinner was easy to make.) And now I have a collection of 20 poems, entitled Patriot Son. All I have to do is email it and I can claim to have entered one final competition to complete the year.

Oddly enough, having started to use Snowflake Pro (bought cheap when it first came out) to help edit my stories, I decided to try it on organizing my poems; it worked great! I would never have believed I could choose 20 from 30 and reorder them so conveniently.

Now if I could just find some nice cheap software to edit and reorder the rest of my life - or even just to organize those phantom submissions... for 2010. Happy New Year!

6 comments:

Hywela Lyn said...

Happy New Year, Sheila, and I hope all your dreams and aspirations for this year will come true.
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(I checked out Snowflake by the way, looks great, but I'll have to save up a bit to be able to afford it.)

Helen Ginger said...

If you find that life organizing software, let me know!

Happy New Year, Sheila.

Helen
Straight From Hel

bearman said...

Happy New Year

Laura Eno said...

I'm with Helen, always looking for the life organizing software. :)
Happy New Year and may 2010 bring your dreams closer.

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Wishing you a Happy New Year! See you around the blogosphere in 2010!

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