Day One began on Sunday 6th May, for no other reason than that was the day I decided to write – it was practice really – for between two and five minutes each day.
There is no theme. No continuity. Simply, whatever comes into my head and my fingers type the words. Most of the entries are closer to the two minutes.
I use the app DayOne, which is a great journalling app across all of the Apple platforms, and you can send stuff to it from pretty much anywhere and anything.
I also began writing in a red Moleskine notebook. I prefer to type as I can read what I have written and it is always neat. Writing with a pen on paper is a different experience and, as well as notes, I tend to find I am writing poetry again this way.
I set myself the challenge of listening to something new everyday. There are plenty of music platforms out there. I use Amazon Music.
Today I am listening to Hybrid – Light of the Fearless.
With the Rugby League Challenge Cup semifinals today, two rugby related thoughts are in my head:
- I watched the final of the Super Rugby, between the Crusaders and the Lions, yesterday. I watched ten minutes and I am pretty sure I only actually saw two minutes of actual play. I will watch the rest on fast-forward.
- Matt Cecchin, an Aussie Rugby League referee (an excellent one I will note) is quitting the sport at the end of this season due to the amount of
abusedeath threats(!) he is receiving. This is madness.
Back with the Challenge Cup – Saints v Catalans and Warrington v Leeds – none of them are my team so I am going with Catalans today, as it would be fantastic for growing the game for the French side to make it into the final. However, I think Saints will win the whole competition and the Super League title this year.
Have you heard of Chase Jarvis? You have now and he is awesome. Check him out via this link.
I listened to his podcast interview with Gregory Heisler, this morning. The takeaway? Prioritise Voice and Style over Technique.
I read L.J. Ross’ blog also this morning. If you haven’t come across her DCI Ryan novels, then I suggest you jump across to your favourite book/e-book provider and get the first of her Northumbrian set novels, Holy Island.