Monday, May 31, 2010

What I would write if I had time, and quiet:

An essay on Lost, with a focus on the finale.

Yeah, that's the big one, if ever I might get to it.

But also:
a post for FreeVerse this coming Wednesday;
a reading update, in which I'm stretched in at least four directions;
a review of On Beauty by Zadie Smith, with nods to E. M. Forster and Howards End;
a poem to plumb my soul;
that book about my parents that Jeff wants me to write.

I've actually spent a good amount of time in the basement writing, this last couple hours -- well, mostly writing, with a little web exploration before and after -- while Jeff took charge of the boys. It wasn't a writing project for pleasure, unfortunately, but I made some progress, and appreciate Jeff giving me the chance to be productive. Plan for the not-too-distant future: minimize requirement to write for others, maximize time and opportunity to write for myself.


Anne Marie said...

I love you, Marie! It makes me happy when you write even just a little.

HeathMochaFrost said...

I love you, too, Anne Marie!! Your sweet comment means so much to me, thank you!!!

And it reminds me of something else I would write if I had more time: notes to people I love and miss!! I hope you're doing well, and I appreciate you reading my random thoughts and responding. You are wonderful!! :-)

Marie said...

Hi Marie! I'm sorry for not commenting sooner; too much going on here, as I'm sure you understand! But I have to say, I like your new blog layout! Is the photo background a photo you took yourself? In any case, it is always nice to mix it up a bit and change the look of your site every once in a while (when you have the chance!) I hope everything is well on your end. Best to you and your family!!

HeathMochaFrost said...

Marie! Now it's my turn to apologize for not REPLYING to your comment for WEEKS -- yes, I understand busy all too well!!!

Thank you for the positive feedback on my new layout. :-) The picture is NOT mine, it was one of the available backgrounds at Blogger in Draft. I might eventually try to use one of my pictures, but I thought it might be a bit more *involved* than I had the time / patience / know-how to do. But I think the one I'm using "fits" me pretty well, so I'll keep it for a while.

I always appreciate you stopping by when you can, thank you!!