Creating Momentum

Recently I was talking with my pal, Ann, bemoaning how long it was taking to complete a book of poetry I’m working on. I had several poems I was pleased with, and a few more that weren’t falling into place.  I felt disheartened and stuck. Ann looked me straight in the eye and told me to focus on writing three new poems a week.

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“Just barrel through,” she advised.  “Perfect them later.”  I thought she’d gone off the deep end–but I always listen to her advice, which she follows herself.  Proof positive: her amazing book, Free Ferry, was just published by Under Hand Press. So I  barrel
on.  And with four new poems-in-progress, it seems to be working. Just want to pass this along to anyone feeling a little downhearted. Just keep writing!

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