Lent: Writerly intentions

Courtesy of Pastel-le

Before the beginning of Lent, I decided my goal would be to write every day, limit my interactions with the web and technology, unless it had to do with business or writing.  I also decided to go on a news diet because all it entails is negative and frustrating and makes me mad.  Positiveness  and light will be on my plate for the foreseeable future. 

Day light savings clicked in early, my body clock still set to change late February instead of March. I began waking around 6:30 or so. Instead of going back to sleep, decided to take advantage of the quiet to write. I also began taking advantage of wake less hours, in order words insomnia, and instead of lying there fretting, getting up to read and/or write until I was tired enough to go back to sleep.  

During breakfast I am sipping on Michael Card's  Luke, Gospel  of Amazement which is a great way to set the tone for the day.  Two books I also picked up for Lent are:  Pauses for Lent: 40 Words for 40 Days which starts your day off with one word per day to focus on, meditate, think, and pray.The second book,  Lent in Plain Site augments Pauses  with  "ten ordinary words Jesus would have encountered on his way to Jerusalem: dust, bread, the cross, coins, shoes, oil, coats, towels, thorns, and stones."  Both books are wonderful, leaving me with much to think and write about, helping to heal old wounds and sparking epiphanies as well as spurring me on to write more poetry, flash pieces, miscellaneous scenes and ideas for my current work in progress. 

I may share some of those flash pieces and poetry along the way as we journey through Lent. 


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