Mindful Writing Challenge January 2014: Small Stones 1-4

Mindful Writing Challenge January 2014: Small Stones 1-4

I had heard of Writing Our Way Home and their January "Small Stones" tradition (if you're not sure what it's all about, you can read more here), but always seemed to remember or find out about it after the fact and so was never able to participate.

But this year it's different, thanks to a post by Denise Tanton on BlogHer: Are You Setting Reading or Writing Goals in 2014? These Reading and Writing Challenges Can Help.

Mindful Writing Challenge January 2014

So I jumped in and started writing my own "Small Stones" (thanks for the reminder and inspiration, Denise!), and here's my first selection.

Day 1

Monochrome sky in soft silken grey
Filigree of black-lace branches
Plush white cape of velvet snow draped

Day 2

Pan sizzles, silverware tinkles, dishes clatter
He sings silly songs and chatters at the cats
And dinner is served.

Day 3

Angel's hair, purest white
Pink-padded paws, softest touch
Love-lit eyes, sweetest heart

Day 4

Two sparkling glass Mason jars,
shiny screw-top lids,
handfuls of small polished pebbles.
One cradles nurtured hope...
the other, celebrated progress.

Do you participate in the Mindful Writing Challenge?
Please share!


NaBloPoMo January 2014

Ultimate Blog Challenge

(Original post in Alphabet Salad.)

Laurel Regan blogs about life as she lives it at Alphabet Salad - "an eclectic assortment of rants & ramblings."

Related Posts

12 Reasons Why YOU Should Sign up for NaBloPoMo in February!

Pssst... hey, you. Yes, YOU! In case you hadn't noticed, January is now over (did that fly by, or what?!) and we are fast approaching a brand spanking new month. February! And do you know what that means? You have another chance to sign up for daily blogging with NaBloPoMo!   Read more >

3 Ways to Use Your Blog to Stick to Your Resolutions

Raise your hand if you've ever enthusiastically made New Year's resolutions - or perhaps thoughtfully chosen a word for the year - but, in spite of the best of intentions, don't actually manage to follow through to the end. Oh, we start out strong, motivated by the freshness and possibility of a shiny new year, but as the glow fades and the work begins we lose focus, run out of steam and, even though the goals we'd set really did matter to us at the time, give up. For me, that usually happens sometime around the second week in January.   Read more >

Stepping Out from Behind a Pseudonym: Starting to Blog Under My Real Name

Then came Facebook.  Suddenly, those of us who had always gone by a pseudonym online had a choice to make. If we wanted to retain our online privacy, we would be unable to carry our blogging friendships with us into the world of Facebook. But if we wanted our Facebook friends list to include all of our friends, not just those we knew in "real" life, we would have to out ourselves and reveal our real names.   Read more >


In order to comment on BlogHer.com, you'll need to be logged in. You'll be given the option to log in or create an account when you publish your comment. If you do not log in or create an account, your comment will not be displayed.