Mindful Writing Day

Fiona Robyn and Kaspalita have compiled a pdf of all the small stones written for Mindful Writing Day, November 1, 2012. Instructions for downloading the pdf can be found on their Writing Our Way Home blog. My small stone is on page 50:

 

The air is thick with the scent of wet foliage, even though not a drop of rain has fallen yet this morning. I breathe in deeply, and for a moment, forget about everything I have to do today.

Mindful Writing Day

Today is Mindful Writing Day. Here’s the  small stone I have written for it:

 

The air is thick with the scent of wet foliage, even though not a drop of rain has fallen yet this morning. I breathe in deeply, and for a moment, forget about everything I have to do today.

It’s not too late to join in. Full instructions can be found on the Writing Our Way Home website, sponsored by Fiona Robyn and Kaspalita.

A River of Stones

After a lovely break from writing (okay, so not strictly a break, but more of a slowdown), I am ready to re-emerge from my self-imposed cocoon and get fired up for my next writing challenge. I learned of Fiona Robyn’s project, A River of Stones from several poetry friends on Facebook, and it sounded intriguing enough to check it up. My general rule is that if one trusted person recommends something, I consider it seriously, if two recommend the same thing, I’m 90% convinced to give it a try, and if a third independently recommends it… well then it’s a go!

The general idea of the “small stones” project is to write a little snippet everyday, based on a moment of awareness. Each of these writing is a “small stone”, which will then be combined with all the other participants’ “small stones”, to create a “river of stones” on a river of stones blog. And the challenge is to create one such writing for each day of January. What a lovely way to ring in the new year! Four days now, and counting…