Forget the cold winter months of January and February or the end-of-the-semester months of December and May. For me, the most distracting month of the year is October. In my part of the world, it's also the most beautiful. I want to be outside instead of indoors writing, cleaning, catching up on school work, etc..
This past month has been especially distracting -- I was without a home computer for two weeks because of a virus, I've had to wrestle with doctor apointments, and I also completed a nature writing workshop. Plus, of course, I am teaching a full load of classes and learning new technology. Still, there is some good news to report in the publishing world: My poem "The April of Barn Swallows" (which brings the reader to another part of the calendar year) has been published in the latest issue of Voices de la Luna.
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