MEET UPS: May, August
PROJECT: To submit some poems and address my reluctance to complete projects and poems and to “put them out there”. Many writers have projects running in parallel, as I do. This year I am writing a column, Electric Blue for Tears in the Fence, attending Rosie Jackson’s excellent memoir writing workshop and developing several potential poetry pamphlets, one of which is based on an arts project I undertook between 2010 and 2014, thesomersetbarn.wordpress.com. However I have only submitted one poem this year, Hi Tracey, which happily was published in Tears in the Fence issue 65. I used to think it was fear of rejection that prevented me from submitting my work, now I recognise we all share that experience and yet I still have not sent my poems out. I wonder if it is more the 3 ps of perfectionism, procrastination, paralysis or my inner critic. I hope working with you all will help me to overcome my resistance and look forward to updating you on progress.