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Series Update, and a Call for Contributions
Why we didn't publish anything on the series this week, how we are making some changes, and a call for contributions.
Many possibilities of stories have run through my mind over the past couple months. Last week, I started writing one of them with the intention of finishing and then publishing it here this week. On Saturday and Sunday, I spent time writing on it. But then on Monday, I only thought about it. I imagined myself settling down on the couch, (as opposed to my bed, because the inevitable thing that happens there is that I snooze within five minutes of horizontal touchdown), in the evening, and keying away at the story for a couple hours. I would finish it and then the next morning, on Tuesday, I would make a few adjustments, and publish it late, in the evening.
In reality, on Monday evening after work, I am pretty certain (though, so much has happened since then, so I barely remember) that I was running around with the kids, or by myself, buying supplies and getting ready for the new school year to begin. After Monday, I didn’t think much about the story or the series, except for having thoughts about how maybe I need to prune my life of this - what seems to be - self-imposed responsibility. Reading the book of John, chapter 15, did not hinder me in any way from having those thoughts. And Jordan Raynor’s Word Before Work devotional book sent me the same signal. “Prune, Sara, prune.” And, so, I am - I am - going to prune. But, I am not going to cut this series off completely. (I have been encouraged in other ways this week to not do so.) I am just going to scale back on the publishing schedule.
Going at 2 PPM, and More Excuses
Besides work starting again for me, and school for the kids, this next school year I will be working on a fairly rigorous certification program, and so that’s another reason for needing to cut this series back. Thus, starting next week, Lawd willin’ and tha riva don’ rise, I am switching up to a 2 posts per month (herein PPM), instead of one per week. I don’t know if I’ll ever go back to one per week. I might, if I get more contributors to work with me, because that’s another excuse for why I am cutting back - I haven’t gone fishing enough for contributors.
Next week, and now in three weeks from now, I for sure - for sure - have two other contributors - not myself - lined up to share their work. In fact, both of the pieces are already scheduled to auto-pub on their respective dates. Besides those, I am looking forward to a piece, by one other person, in September. But, beyond that, I have no one lined up to contribute, except for myself, and that’s not going to work for the promise that I’ve laid out for this series, and I am going to need to go fishing… beginning now…
Seeking Story, Poetry, or Visual Art Contributions
If you or someone you know, would be interested in contributing to this series, please send, or have someone send, me, Sara Oyela, an email at email@example.com and I will send you more info on what I am looking for.
Thanks for reading and considering this update! See you next week when we publish the next metaphorical piece.
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