Things About February (other than the obvious!)
My birth month for a start! I’m a Pisces and fit the bill to a T
The Welsh call February "y mis bach" which means "little month".
February 2nd is ‘Groundhog Day’ , something which only now has meaning
16th February is the full Snow Moon and signifies a renewal in the spirit.
I’ve not written, edited or published a word since the first few days of January… there I said it. Phew. I hadn’t planned my month this way but you know how things seem to take a course of their own. It’s not writer's block. I can write, edit and publish if I wanted to. It’s just that I wasn’t getting any joy out of the process. My version of ‘dry’ January I suppose. Time for a reset.
I’ve been long tired of social media and hustle and push for ‘interactive’ posts. You will never, ever, see me on a video or a reel. It’s just not my thing. Chasing algorithms just leaves me cold. So not who I am. I’d rather chat to you.
I know it’s the whole world thing that is probably affecting my thoughts (or should that be infecting?) but I just need to take a step back and reassess. I’m not sad or down, in fact my overall mood has been much lighter these past few weeks. I can’t imagine never writing. There are too many characters in my head shouting to be heard, wanting their stories to be told.
But how, or if, I share my work… well I just don’t know. What did you give up for January, if anything?
A Very Short Story
Finally, here is another very short story I wrote last year for the #vss365 challenge. I still feel the same about my son now he’s 38 and a family of his own!
Ciao for now.