Thursday, July 14, 2011

Thursday update

I've decided thursday is good day to let you all know what's new and happening around here. Plus I want to give you updates on my book, so I'm held more accountable :)

I have to be honest and say that the editing is not coming along at all right now. I've have been way overloaded, but mostly I need you guys to kick me in the butt and get me going again. (shameless praise of my writing is accepted)

I am joining a writing competition that ends this Sunday (thanks for the heads up Christa!) If you want to join too, find the info here.

Tomorrow I will be hosting Jess Witkins for another addition of the Life List Club, and you can find me at over at Gene Lempp's blog.

Speaking of the Life List club, I just thought I would let you all know that you can be a member by following my blog, (and any other blogs on my life list blog roll on the left side pane) writing your own list, and following us around every other Friday. Oh yeah, and we have a hashtag on twitter #lifelistclub.

One more last minute thing, I decided to join the Poetry-Fest over at Writing with Shelly

I know, I am way late on this one, but better late than never! I've entitled the Poem Brighten.

Sometimes the earth stands still.
I watch it stop and wonder on.
The impossible has brought me here,
a never ending dreamless night.

Will there ever be a time it moves again?

There! On the horizon I see a ray,
a shooting emblem to end doubt.
Rotation has brought me here again,
to a new world, brightened.


What fun things are you doing this week?


Kimberly Krey said...

I really love the tone this poem sets. It's instantly mysterious, and has a sort of dark edge to it in the beginning. I also like how it ends on the opposite end. Really gets me thinking. :)

Fida I said...

Wonderful! I can really feel what you wrote about. Life may be down, but a single light can make your day.

Fida (:

Angela Cothran said...

I love the hope this inspires :)

Christa said...

Good for you. This sounds like lots of busy good writing stuff. Can't wait to read your entry.

J. A. Bennett said...

@kim thank you so much, that's what I was going for.

@fida I just think it's amazing how light can completely envelope the dark and bring us happiness :)

@christa I couldn't help but join, even though my book is suffering, that picture was just too good!

cherie said...

Yay, I'm glad you joined the blogfest! That is a lovely poem full of vivid imagery. Look at you--you're such a busybody! Where do you find time and energy to do all kinds of stuff, woman? I admire you a lot! ;)

Katie Dodge said...

Beautiful poem! I loved it!

M Pax said...

Loved the meaning I got from your lovely words. Nice meeting you. :)

Sarah Pearson said...

I'll kick start you into editing if you'll do the same for me :)

Brianna said...

I'm not at the editing stage yet, but my friend Dawn @ The Write Soil is entering the editing zone shortly with her novel. Perhaps you both can encourage each other!

This was a beautiful poem and I'm glad you decided to take part in the blogfest! I adore that last stanza!

Tara Tyler said...

positive and optimistic
nice job =)

J. A. Bennett said...

@Cherie - Thank you, I really don't have all the time/energy hence my book not getting done :)

@Sarah - Yes! Cross motivation is the best kind :p

@Brianna - Thank you so much! I'll have to go check out your friends blog :D

Christine Tyler said...

This gives me a great "onward and upward!" feeling :)

Lyn Midnight said...

I love the poem too! And yay--I'm excited about the LifeList today. :)

I'm actually looking forward to next weekend (week shmeek) because I'll be going to the beach for two days and I haven't been there for 3 years!

To someone who lives and breathes the sea, this is all too strange and disappointing. Anyway, good luck with editing and the writing challenge, Jen!

Randy said...

Good job.

Angela Felsted said...

Nice optimistic ending!

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

Late-Schmate! You posted it just in time!!
Thanks for joining. You have a talent there. And I like the title- evocative word.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Love the tone and imagery of your poem!