#OTR50 Day 165: 200 to go. . .

I’ve been chugging along. Day in and day out. Sometimes writing with ease and occasionally every word a struggle. Some days my inner voice is crystal clear and screaming with the need to be heard, to be written, to be shared. Even though I’ve been writing and counting every day, there are moments when they […]

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#OTR50 Day 164: September Looming

It is only Thursday night and the week already feels incredibly long. . .  I took a moment to breathe deep and recognized that it isn’t that the weekend *feels* long, it’s that it has been long! It’s been a days of early morning meetings with the middle east and late night calls with the […]

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#OTR50 154-160: Bump In the Road to 50

A bump in the road. I could not get myself to write. Part of it was a mental block, a lack of material, clogged up insides. However, that wasn’t all of it. I’ve been physically and emotionally exhausted for so long that I just couldn’t do it. The very thought of trying just made me […]

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#OTR50 Day 152: Seconds Not as Good as the First

Did my second open mic last tonight. I decided to start on a lighter note. . . It’s good to test this things in such a safe supportive atmosphere. . . because I was clearly reminded that the light and light-hearted is simply not my strong suit. I need to select the poems I feel […]

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#OTR50 Day 151: Toni Morrison

What is there to say? Toni Morrison was an inspiration to generations already. She will without a doubt be an inspiration to many many many more. Her words will live and motivate for years and years and years beyond her life. Life is too short. #OTR50 214 Days to go. © Randi Sumner

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#OTR50 Day 150: A Two Dog Life

Still stuck in writer’s block. Forcing it is an exercise. Not happy with this at all. I don’t really even want to publish. However, I give myself this break as I’m too tired to start over. Hoping to do better tomorrow. Two dogs entwined into the life of our family. Two very different dogs. As […]

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#OTR50 Day 149: That Nasty WB Again

So, I’m in the dreaded throes of Writer’s Block again. I’m seriously pleased with my poem from days ago The Tale of the Black-Eyed Susans . . . but it left me drained. This has happened to me before. The creative flow grabs me and holds on tight. Not letting go until I’ve spewn forth my […]

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