This week, I decided to go back to a routine I had a few months ago, once suggested by the Literate Kitten. So each Friday I’m going to post how my writing practice went over the course of the week. And if you’d like to do the same, I’d love to hear what you have to say (post it in comments, or give me a link to follow).

I went back to my regular morning routine of meditation/prayer, reading, and writing. It’s been great. I’ve produced some really weird, poetry-like stuff that will probably live in my journal forever – but it’s still been grade to work with words again. I haven’t been working on essays too much because of another project that’s underway.

This week, I formally launched an anthology project entitled The Tangled Braid: Weaving Together Writing, Teaching, and Life, and I feel very privileged to have seventeen talented writers of all sorts – poets, fiction writers, nonfiction writers, traditional authors, avant garde creators – who are willing to contribute. (A more formal announcement of the contributors will come later in the process so stay tuned.) The pieces in the collection will reflect not only the thoughts of the contributors but also their styles and sensibilities as well. I hope it will be a book that many people will enjoy reading because of both the content and the eclectic view on writing and teaching that it will bring. Does that sound interesting to you? (If you or someone you love might be interested in contributing, drop me a line at andilit AT gmail.com.)

Thus, I have been spending my time this week researching publishers and agents, trying to find just the right place to publish this thing. This process is exciting but time-consuming. I have gotten great suggestions and support from my writerly friends, and so I have lots of research to do. Now, to find the time to do it. Isn’t that always the clincher?

Today I wish you all the time you wish to write, read, relax, and play. Happy Friday.