Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment
It’s been a while since I’ve blogged but I haven’t been resting on my laurels. I have been holed up in my writing space, perfecting poems, trying flash fiction (a new venture for me as I never thought that I could write something so short!), getting my children’s story out there! So busy, busy, busy.
I have entered the poem, the one called My Song for You into a competition and now it’s out there, I can move on and concentrate on the next ‘present moment’.
Reading Writing Magazine last week, I was inspired by a competition I found there: The Patrician Press Short Story and Poetry Prize. The competition is for short stories (up to 2500 words) or poems on the theme of refugees or peace-seekers.
The ideas are coming, the poem is in the workshop; it is a difficult journey at the moment as the subject is a distressing one. Not only that, but there are so many people I have spoken to, read about, seen on TV who have opinions which are both positive and negative. I don’t know what it is like to be a refugee but I know what it is like to be part of a world where we have the chance to make a difference.
For more details about the competition:
Competition closes on 31 March 2016 so you have a while! Good luck if you decide to enter!