It’s been a long week — pushing to get a couple of grant proposals out, saying goodbye to a colleague who’s time at our job has ended, coming up with stories to post every day, trying desperately to make brain space and time for the writing and drawing I need to finish so that I can submit my VONA application …
That last has been hardest of all. I had a very clear idea of what I wanted to do for my application, but I couldn’t seem to get it from my head onto the page. Fox, my sister, gave me some good, get-out-of-my-own-way advice, but I stretched and pulled at that until I created a new difficult task for myself. Finally last week I had the sketch of an idea mapped out … but then I had no time or energy to work on it. Meanwhile, the whole business is due tomorrow, and I’m still a LONG way from being ready. I did a lot of work tonight, however, and that both pleases me and makes me hopeful.
I haven’t been to VONA in two years. in 2012 I went on a solo writing retreat (two amazing and amazingly productive weeks in Tulum, Mexico … sigh), and last summer was all about recovering from knee surgery, so no VONA for me. But this year I really want to immerse myself in that magical, golden space again. I just need a strong application, and I don’t have that yet.
Yet. I will have one before midnight tomorrow. I’m determined.
So to make sure I’m able to create that strong application, I’m going to sign off with a little photographic nod to the day:
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* And in case you aren’t familiar with my silly title, it’s from a nursery rhyme.