December 19, 2007

Focus!

I sit alone in the library blaring Counting Crows, considering what to do with my last day of work before the holidays. That's right! I wrote a blog once upon a time. I think my lack of motivation stems from the fact that this blog has lacked focus and therefore I have set a posting schedule for the new year:

1. Monthly book reviews (upcoming December review: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert)

2. Monthly movie reviews (I would say weekly, but I really do have to cut back on my movie addiction to make time for writing).

I also plan to periodically post updates on the progress of my writing life with related news, events and (dare I say?) publications. I am currently participating in the Wired Writing Studio facilitated by The Banff Centre and for the first time in years I am actually excited about writing. Hell, I'm writing at work! I heard that J.K. Rowling was once fired from a secretarial job for writing stories on the company's dime (or shilling) ... perhaps this is the start of a glittering career writing best-selling young adult fantasy fiction?

Alas, I keep returning to poetry. My mentor assures me that considering the state of the world, we poets have a very important job. I have to agree. To listen to a master speak about the craft, check out this interview with Don Domanski (winner of the 2007 Governor General's Award for Poetry): http://www.cbc.ca/wordsatlarge/blog/2007/12/poet_of_the_month_don_domanski.html.