I have been looking into schedules. Even when we read physics, we inquire of each least particle, What then shall I do this morning? How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing. A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time.
On the first of each month,
a guest writer
how he or she spends the day.
October 1, 2019: Cynthia Newberry Martin
Over the ten plus years of the How We Spend Our Days series, readers and family have often asked when I was going to write about one of my days. I hesitated for two reasons. One, I was often writing about my days here. And two, despite the fact that I’ve been a writer for years, I got it in my head that even though guest writers did not need to have a published book, I did.
Tidal Flats was officially published 9-9-19. So on October 1st, I will write about one of my days.
Normally, my way into a book and therefore the way I introduce the next writer is by way of language. In lieu of that, if anyone who has read Tidal Flats has a favorite line or lines, will you share them in the comments? I would love that.
Since Tidal Flats was published, I’ve had two other firsts–first time on the radio and first time on TV.
If you’re new to me or to the website, click over for a
little lot about me. And please,
Come back on OCTOBER 1st to read how CYNTHIA NEWBERRY MARTIN spends her days.