Just got back from a week in Cromer on the North Norfolk coast. I was very good and took an exercise book to write in and a book about writing poetry. I intended to do some of the exercises but I needed some poetry to look at. The cottage had lots of paperback novels but no poetry books (um....wonder why?). I tried writing one poem but it never 'clicked'. I did however do a proper first draft of a poem I tried to write last year after my holiday in Hull, the notes from which happened to be in the exercise book! I feel I have a handle on it now so progress might be made.
Another piece of writing I started was a short story. The idea was from my 'morning pages' and I began to piece together the bones of it. Trouble is I haven't quite worked out the plot. I have several ideas but none of them really feels right. Still at least I have got a few handwritten pages to type up but I don't feel I can go on until I have more of an idea where this is going.
I've also had a letter from a lady who belongs to OU Poets, like me, and she has asked if she can have my permission to translate 6-8 of my poems into Romanian for a literary magazine there. We are in contact at present about that. I'm flattered! Had a look at the website. Of course it's all in Romanian so I can't read it but it looks good. The magazine is published online and also as a hard copy.