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.
Radio: Georgia Public Radio (NPR), “On Second Thought” with Virginia Prescott
TV: WLOX-TV in Biloxi, “The Four O’Clock Show” with Dave Elliott
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.
Some of my favorite lines:
“Plans are good…but life is the thing. Living. And dancing even when the music changes.”
“People say you’re at the mercy of your feelings..but I’m not so sure about that. I think you can harness them, like the wind.”
“Like that ride where you swirl so fast, you stick to the side, the bottom falls out, and you’re free.”~from Tidal Flats by Cynthia Newberry Martin
Nancy! Thank you so much. So fun to see the lines you liked. 💙💙💙
Yay! I always look forward to the first of the month for this blog post . . . but October 1st will be the best yet!
Thanks for the enthusiasm, Louise!
I so enjoyed being a guest on How I Spend my Days and look forward to reading your own post about How You Spend your Days! Congrats on the radio/tv!!
Many thanks, Cherise!!!