There’s nothing more I’d love to do,

Than wander far and wide,

My wheels churn up the Martian dust,

Imagine what I’ll find.

My probes dig deep in sand and rock

In search of vital clues,

Historical finds or signs of life,

A hope of one breakthrough.

I’ve far to go, I can’t stay long,

There’s much to discover,

I pass on by a Rover friend,

I’m sure there’ll be another.

Alone on Mars but not for long,

My mission without interference,

Reporting back to friends on Earth

I’m Peripatetic Perseverance.

Happy Monday everyone. I hope you’ve all had a great weekend. The above was my contribution to a Monday Words challenge. The challenge is to use the word in a few sentences of verse or prose, in such a way that the context makes its meaning clear to someone who is unfamiliar with it. It is not sufficient simply to include the word somewhere in your entry without making its meaning understood.

The word for the week was the adjective PERIPATETIC: travelling from place to place, in particular working or based in various places for relatively short periods.

Feel free to add yours in the comments section.

Reading About Writing…

I get a bit of a ribbing from my wife at times that I’m a “How To” kind of person, where I have a habit of reading How To books when I try something new but then again it’s also my way of understanding and getting to know how a process works.

I mentioned in a previous page / post, I picked up a book or two to assist in writing and they are just that. Reference books I dip into every now and again when I’m unsure of something. There are lots of books, websites, blogs, etc. on how to write, when to write and so forth that can tie you up for hours. To be fair, I’ve taken note of this over the past year and a half, especially when it comes to writing. Hours spent reading about writing are hours lost not writing. Make sure the balance is right.

If you want to write, then write.

It doesn’t matter where you are and what format you’re using. Just write.




I was on a flight to the U.K. recently and the hours literally flew by. I’d normally take a work of fiction by a well known author and while the time away that way. However, this time I carried my journal with me thereby giving me the option to write instead. It was enjoyable to say the least. No editing, no stopping. I ploughed on [plowed (U.S.)] thereby letting the story develop. The only downside was the two and a half hour flight wasn’t long enough.




Time well spent and look forward to keeping it flowing.

How do you allocate your writing time?


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