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BRIDGET WHELAN

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Saturday, 1 January 2011

My Own New Year's resolution

I'm only making one resolution this year and that is to write more. 
More short stories 
More long stories
More articles (and I'm not allowed to count blog posts)
Just more really and that includes writing without thinking what it is going to be or assessing its potential market. That's why I've decided to participate in A RIVER OF STONES (see the logo on the right).It's an interesting project that is going to propel me out of my comfort zone. The idea is create a small image or thought, to observe and think about what I'm observing and do it every day for the month of January (you can still join in even if you're reading this after January 1st - click on the logo to find out more).
So, what really is a small stone? 
Someone commenting on A River of Stones website said that they were beginning to look very like a "Haiku gone wrong" which cheered me because I know I can do that (I'm not nearly so confident about writing a proper haiku even once, never mind 31 times). The organisors say that they are not asking for people to write in any form. but
to look, and listen and taste and feel with all your attention, and then to put this into words. 
Right. I'm ready to give it a go, remembering the words of Samuel Beckett
Fail. Fail again. Fail better
One a day for 31 days and I've just realised that I have 25 minutes to complete the first. 

4 comments:

Rebecca said...

Happy New Year and good luck with your goals! I look forward to reading your stones.

Bridget Whelan said...

Thanks! Are you having a go yourself? It's not too late

Rebecca said...

I struggle to keep up with my current writing tasks, so I think adding another one that needs daily input will push me into complete disarray.

Bridget Whelan said...

Understand completely! And I might feel the same come the end of January...