The Porches Update


Power has been back since early in the week. I think we began to not worry about Wednesday.

We’ve workshopped several times since then, all productive. I have revised, and already sent out two essays (wish me luck). I have a poem, and hope to complete a couple more, and then I’ll send those out as well. I hope to begin the revision process on the two essays I submitted for our group workshops today. One of them was compared to a David Sedaris essay – made my week. Now all I have to do is flesh it out, and make that so.

I have taken over 100 photos this week, and I think some of them are publishable quality, so I will probably put energy into that as well. I’ve never sent photos out, so that is a new adventure. I still have shots of hummingbirds to capture.

Good food, good friends. We’ve written (less than we would have liked), eaten (probably more than we would have liked), laughed and cried. I’ve made two new friends, and although a friendship has changed, I haven’t lost any friends.

B. leaves today, and it’s my last full day here. I am looking forward to returning home, but I will miss the quiet and space of The Porches.

 

 

And just so you know, placing photographs with no text is difficult!

 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “The Porches Update

  1. Mel, I’ve enjoyed reading your blog and am even more impressed with your productivity…finished and mailed your writing and already thinking of selling your photographs! I’m a student/friend of Barbara and am glad she shared your site. Alice

  2. I reminded of Joseph Campbell’s description of the hero’s journey. It is nice when the wirter’s journey provides boons to those brave enough to have endured and been rewarded. It sweetens the adventure into the darkness and the transition home.

    • My fingers moved faster than my mind this morning…oh, when I need an editor.

  3. I reminded of Joseph Campbell’s description of the hero’s journey. It is nice when the writer’s [not wirter’s] journey provides boons to those brave enough to have endured and been rewarded. It sweetens the adventure into the darkness and the transition home.

  4. great pics and great news for you! i find that writers getting together always produce less lit than they want, but bonds are built that can help you the rest of your career.

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