Some days, Newell asks me to go in with him just for the company — and to make sure he doesn’t fall asleep along the way. If I don’t have plans, I go…especially since my job makes it easy to work anywhere. The writing part at least. The submissions part, not so much, since the WiFi at his workplace is locked down. But the writing part is actually easier without distractions any way.

Today, I revised a story I wrote about a week or so ago. I looked at it, and decided it chickened out on an ending and just quit. I asked myself, “What would Jim do?” and went in and made it about half again as long. It still may not be done, but it’s a better story so far. 😀

So, when I am out sitting in a car in a parking garage all day, I don’t really want to come home and clean. Sorry. I do realize how little cleaning I am doing…especially for a cleaning blog, but I hope you will bear with me a little longer until I get past this first stage of learning to write everyday. I think the balance will eventually come back. And I will document every stage of it!

I did have an idea today. I really have enjoyed sticking in the little poems here and there. Hands on who would like to see it a daily, or at least weekly thing? I have literally thousands of photographs on my hard drive, and I thought I would start posting one and writing a poem about it. At least until I get closer to running out of space.

Here’s today’s:




Zen State of Mind

Anywhere you are can be your temple…
Meditation is a state of mind.
Find the stillness in a salamander,
Write a song outside the lines.
Feel the energy of water.
Read a book if  so inclined.
Whatever calms the chaos.
Whatever makes you kind…
Nothing is as peaceful as a new
Zen state of mind.


Didn’t promise long or fabulous, just a poem. 😉


That’s it for me tonight. May go make a couple of pieces, may just pop balloons…but I’m done with responsible for today.



Today I cleaned ― nothing,,,wait, I did start dishes before we left this morning!

Today I weighed ― 185.4

Today I wrote/revised ― worked on new short story, wrote a poem — and there’s always at least one blog entry…


About RieSheridanRose

Rie Sheridan Rose multitasks. A lot. Her short stories appear in numerous anthologies, including Nightmare Stalkers and Dream Walkers Vols. 1 and 2,  and Killing It Softly. She has authored twelve novels, six poetry chapbooks, and lyrics for dozens of songs. She tweets as @RieSheridanRose.
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