August recapI don’t know about you, but I’ve enjoyed August. This month has been full of lists, stories, conversations, and even a Zombie Sonnet.

Behind the scenes, I took on a part time job to help cover expenses as I write. Grant funding would have made this process much, much smoother, but then, that’s the purpose behind grant funding in the first place. So, I make lemonade from lemons. On the one hand, mapping out deadlines has become a little hairy now that I have hours committed to being at a job site, but on the other hand, the writer brain never stops writing regardless of where it is. And these things have a way of working themselves out for the best: With the job, I’ve also had some fun experiences that feed the writing, from training that brought to mind Deer in Headlights and The Intern’s Job, to the frustration of training, which brought out some edgier stuff like the F Word and Righteous Indignation. I must apologize for the angst in Who Died and Made You King?, even though I thought it through for a few days before writing it and I’ve been getting positive feedback on it.

On a gorgeous day off, I penned The Language of the People. And from the comment conversation that took place around the Typo piece with fellow blogger ChiTrader, I wrote Traversing the Galaxy of Lost Ideas, another personal favorite of mine because I’d been noodling on it for a week before ChiTrader said something that unlocked the writing in my brain.

Thank you to all of you for following and for commenting. This daily blog project, #Project365, was a big bite to chew that has become an exciting “family” event thanks to all of you.

Here’s to a great August. I’ll meet you back here tomorrow.

Jody Brown is the author of Upside Down Kingdom, and is a multi-blogger, poet, and traveler. Her current writing projects, including her daily blog endeavor, #Project365, can be found at