Saturday, March 30, 2013

Six-word Saturday

 
My weekend: writing and more writing!

Next week marks the beginning of the month-long Blogging from A to Z Challenge, and while I'm ready with my theme, I'm woefully behind in writing my posts. Yikes!
 
Monday is also the start of National Poetry month, and I'm honored to be one of the eighty-five poets selected to participate in the Pulitzer Remix Project, which is sponsored by The Found Poetry Review. I posted about my involvement with the project last Thursday, but for those of you who didn't see that post, here's how the project works: Each of us will be creating found poetry from the eighty-five Pulitzer-prize winning works of fiction, then posting one poem each day on the Pulitzer Remix site. I'll be working with John Updike's Rabbit is Rich and have chosen to write thirty haiku. I've been having a great time writing my poems and hope to have them all ready to go by Sunday night.

If you need me this weekend, you'll know where to find me. ;)

Wishing you all a wonderful Saturday. ☺

 

44 comments:

  1. What a wonderful (and scary to me!) project to be working on. All the best in your haiku writing!

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  2. This all sounds a bit frantic. Have a beer, put your feet up, watch some TV - then everything will look better.....
    Have a great weekend. Try not to overdo things

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    1. "Frantic" is a good word for it! I love your solution!

      Thanks. I hope you have a nice weekend, too. ☺

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  3. Good for you. Here's to a successful weekend of writing!

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    1. Thanks! The kids are screaming at the moment, so I'm not getting much done. I need all the good wishes I can get. :)

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  4. Best Wishes for your TWO projects, Dana. I admire you. Plus I may come visit a little, especially to read your poetry. I write a little ditty poem (once in a while longer) for Sunday's on my other blog. I am sure I wouldn't have time for one-a-day for a month and handle the commenting, etc.

    I did a library request for Rabbit is Rich as I've not read that one, or his other Rabbit books. The Amazon review said "The time is 1979: Skylab is falling, gas lines are lengthening, and double-digit inflation coincides with a deflation of national self-confidence...

    As it turned out, those were the GOOD OLD DAYS. Now WE are retired with a slight inflation, unemployment, war and threat of another, and less than one percent interest on our retirement savings instead of the the double digit interest on them back then. (My B.S. was in economics, I still watch these things very closely. And as a retiree now they are very close to home.)

    !!! HAPPY EASTER, DANA !!!
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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words. I hope you do come back to visit. I'll be including a link to my poems in each of my A to Z blog posts. I need to check out your other blog. I'd love to read your poems!

      Have a wonderful Easter!

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  5. I look forward to seeing some of your writing! Don't work too hard!

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    1. Thanks! I'll try not to, but I have a feeling I'm going to have a couple of long nights. :)

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  6. Yeah, I did the Poem-A-Day thing a couple Aprils ago & it almost killed me. This is not the year to try it again, though I'll certainly be keeping my hand in & also reading/responding to others as much as possible.
    On the bright side, I've got a few pieces due for publication early this month (One in The Orange Room-tomorrow, I think-, and one on Every Day Poets next Tuesday. Links will be up at Scrambled, Not Fried to remind you.

    good luck w/ the A-Z thing.

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    1. Congratulations, Ron! I'd love to read your poems and will check out your blog this week.

      Thanks for the good wishes. ☺

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  7. I am so not ready this year for the A-Z. I have a theme, and a topic written on a scrap piece of paper for each letter. The only one completed is for Monday. :/ Can't wait to read your postings!

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    1. Would it help you to know you're a lot farther along in the process than I am? :)

      Have a great weekend!

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  8. Heavens, it sounds Hectic! I have no idea what the A-Z challenge is so I'll have to pop back and look. I'm not wild about deadlines. When I get enthused I don't want to stop but deadlines can make me panicky.
    Find time for Easter, Dana. I believe Elaine pointed out the benefits of chocolate.

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    1. Oh, I'll be getting into the chocolate! ;) I do feel a bit frazzled at the moment. There's so much to do with Easter prep that I'm finding myself scrambling for writing time. Breathe, Dana...

      Happy Easter!

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  9. I know you can do it! Happy Easter!

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    1. Thanks for the vote of confidence! I'm getting there. ☺

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  10. Gosh you have set yourself a big target! I wish you all the best and I will check out how you are doing,happy Easter Dana,lv Jess

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    1. Thanks so much! Happy Easter, Jess. ☺

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  11. Good luck with your writing! Have a Happy Easter!

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  12. I had a great day, I went to a Tank museum with my son and met a hero of mine. Photo's to follow.
    Have a great Easter

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    1. Sounds exciting! Looking forward to the pics.

      Have a wonderful Easter!

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  13. My top 5 post from A TO Z already programmed. This time the subject is greatly influenced by the Spanish mood today.

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    1. That's great, Leovi. Your theme sounds really cool! I'll be reading. ☺

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  14. good luck with all that writing!

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    1. Thanks! I need all the luck I can get. :)

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  15. Write away and watch out for cramps.

    Cheers!
    JzB

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  16. Good for you for taking the challenge!
    Cheers from Cottage Country!

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    1. It's a lot of fun; I'm looking forward to it. Now if I can just get my posts ready... LOL

      Happy weekend!

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  17. All the best. I am trying to pace myself with obligations and "have tos". I am working on some want tos, like a couple of books.

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  18. Good luck! Dana and happy writing:)

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    1. Thanks! I'll be doing a ton more today. ☺

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  19. Good luck with all the writing, Dana!
    I am helping out with the A-Z Challenge this year, and your blog is one I've been assigned to keep tabs on! I was so happy when I saw your name on my list :)
    I've only got about 6 posts written, myself. Hoping to fly through writing a bunch more today..

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    1. Thanks! I need all the luck I can get. It's been a hard couple of days. :)

      I'm so glad you'll be visiting my blog. Right now I'm freaking out about getting the posts written. Yikes. Getting back to work now...

      Happy Easter. ☺

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  20. I'm doing the A to Z challenge as well...but I didn't state a theme. There's just no telling what I might come up with! haha I've written a few entries, but it's only a very small head start.

    I write poetry, too....I'll have to click around these links you've posted!

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    1. I'm looking forward to your posts! A few is better than what I have so far. :)

      Thanks for the follow. You have a new follower, too. ☺

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