I have a one-time goal going on right now, which I’ve decided needs to take precedence over my Bookshelf Challenge. My first love is writing. I have loved writing since I was a kid and still consider it my biggest passion. But having a full-time job, a wonderful boyfriend, and other adult-y things I’m supposed to be doing, sometimes making time for my writing falls to the wayside.

As a self-proclaimed poet, I don’t have the same lofty project commitment a novelist (or even short story writer) might have. This is why it helps me buckle down and work on my writing when I have deadlines. So I’ve decided to submit 2-3 poems to the Blue Heron Review.

So, if you’re wondering why I’ve let my Bookshelf Challenge sort of fall to the wayside, it’s because my current energies are focused on this. Not that I’ve abandoned that goal! I’m actually making *decent* progress on it, and am about 50 pages in Tina Fey’s Bossypants (which is already hysterical). I just tend to have a bit of a one track mind. And right now, that track needs to be creating, not consuming.

So, this is what my peaceful Monday night looks like:

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Happy reading, happy writing.