Margaret Fieland: Poetry and Prose


Writing Schedules

Posted in Uncategorized by Administrator on the January 27th, 2008

Do you have a writing schedule? I’m interested in hearing how you organize your writing time.  Do you have a day job? Do you have a set day when you do submissions? How much information do you keep on submissions? Do you have a particular place you write? Please write and let me know how you do it.

Assisted Listening Devices

Posted in Uncategorized by Administrator on the January 23rd, 2008

I was called to jury duty this week and actually made it onto a jury. I wasn’t sure what to expect as I wear hearing aids in both ears and hearing every word of testimony in a crowded courtroom would have been problematic.

“I’m hearing impaired,” I told the clerk when I reported for jury duty early Tuesday morning.

“Oh, no problem,” the clerk replied. “We’ll provide you with a soundcatcher. You’ll be able to hear paper rip across the room.”

The soundcatcher, a set of headphones and attached belt microphone, was awesome. It made  the sound of pages of the court-provided notebook turning so loud I was convinced it must be bothering the other jurors.

Who knew? Anyway, I’m glad I asked. I could indeed hear every word.

Getting Organized

Posted in Uncategorized by Administrator on the January 15th, 2008

I’m feeling more and more the need to get organized — around housework, around my writing, around the mess in my room. I want to figure out how to better allocate my time.

Oh, yes, and maybe it would help if I set up the coffee pot in the evening so when I got up, I could just press the button, and, bingo, coffee. Then I might stand a chance of actually getting something done in the first hour after I wake up.

More elevator buttons

Posted in Uncategorized by Administrator on the January 14th, 2008

.. so now all the elevators have beautiful, shiny new buttons. The only problem is that the order is still … well, really strange..

The buttons themselves are gorgeous, though.

New Year’s Resolutions : Week 1

Posted in Uncategorized by Administrator on the January 8th, 2008

Well, I’ve been doing it — reading, writing, and submitting. The most enjoyable resolution so far is reading poetry, which, not surprisingly, I’m finding quite addictive. The least is submitting. But, hey, I’m doing it.

typos R Us

Posted in Uncategorized by Administrator on the January 2nd, 2008

.. in some of my old posts. Oy! Dislexia strikes again.