Few people like it
Some people make it
All people need it
Change. I too dislike it.
However, I have learned that without change nothing would ever improve.
Without change there would be no sunrises or sunsets to enjoy, no cool showers to refresh us after the summer heat, no warm spring thaw to chase away the cold of winter, and no night in which to rest after a long day of work.
Without birth, our families could not progenerate. Without death, the earth long ago would have become overpopulated. Without pain, we would not know when we were injured. Without conflict, we would not know the joy of giving and receiving forgiveness. And without tears, we would not appreciate laughter.
Without edits, the literature we write would not be worth the paper [or pixels] it’s printed on. And without taking the time to write for publication, that book will never go to print!
I said all that to say this: Change is coming to Dark Side of the Moon. I have to cut back, no ifs, ands, or buts. Moving forward, the plan is to write on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and to reblog (curate) on Saturday. There may be a few “extras” now and then, as time and inclination allow. There may even be a little less now and then, for much the same reason. But this is the general plan.
Monday will feature an original poem with the theme: Incremental Poetry. Beginning with a 1-line poem, each week’s poem will be one line longer than the one before, and I have no idea when I’ll stop. This will not be presented as a challenge, but of course you are welcome to write your own incremental poem if you want to.
Wednesday will have no particular theme, it will just be poetry, whatever I’m in the mood for at the time. I’ll also try to use that day to participate in challenges at d’Verse and other blogs. That said, it may appear on a different day, to suit the need of the challenge.
Friday will continue with challenges/tutorials for the time being. I was going to stop because, frankly, they take a lot of time to prepare. However, I decided at the last minute to use my Alphabet Haiku as a 26-week challenge. That will get us through the remainder of this year, and after that I’ll re-evaluate my Friday challenge.
This scaling back is necessary because I have applied for a new job, and may well be hired soon. But even if I don’t get the job, it’s time to put more effort into writing the manuscript for the book(s) I wish to publish. And I need to get back in the studio and create more art pieces instead of simply selling what I already have in stock. In other words, it’s time to create balance in my life.
So here’s to balance… and to change.