I've decided to make 2009 my year for creativity, of all kinds. I found the Creative Every Day 2009 challenge to help keep me keep focused.
So far this week, I've written three poems. I also began a granny square afghan to finally use all that yarn my mother sent me nearly a decade ago. It's been fun trying to figure out what colors should go together, and think about an overall design.
I've been writing poetry since 1965 -- with a few lengthy hiatuses (hiati?)in the past 15 years -- but recently I've tried to start writing short stories, with little success (three started, none finished). I decided to get some supportive assistance, and yesterday I signed up for a friend and colleague's course in creative writing which will focus on both poetry and short stories. Madeline was showing me the syllabus as she was crafting it, and it looks like it will be such fun. She tends to run the course more like a semester long workshop, with lots of sharing and exchanging of ideas.