My tutor said lots of good things. One of his best ideas was this:
Write a Haiku journal for a week. Every day, use the discipline of the syllable rules of the haiku (5 - 7 -5 over three lines, for those not in the know), to encapsulate your day.
I haven't managed to write much since. I haven't done my Portfolio writing yet, the stuff that needs handing in on Friday. I've barely written a shopping list. I haven't, as you know, written here. (If I simply state the words 'Leaks, Ceilings, Scaffolding, Insurance and Toddler Parties' a picture may begin to emerge...)
But I wrote three haikus. On three separate days. Here they are.
Last day of class I
throw my hat into the ring.
Contending, at last.
Roof man did not come.
Fractured our day. But our child
hugged us, and we laughed.
New painted wall speaks
of sea. Sweeps 'Sorry' away.
We make up again.