Monday Funday

me and banksy. #crazyferretlady.

me and banksy. #crazyferretlady.

April! This marks 3 whole months of me not-blogging-my-feelings. The decision to host/curate a conversation on War Photographers (sharing hard stories that aren’t necessarily our own) was one of the best things I have done. The posts have been epic, thought-provoking, smart and sassy. And in the free space alloted me, I started journaling. I am reading books like I am starving. I run and alternately listen to podcasts or charismatic worship music, sorting my thoughts out as I pound the pavement. It has been nothing short of fabulous. And it isn’t going to stop anytime soon–I have so many more AMAZING writers coming your way over the next couple months of Thursdays, that I could just die of excitement. Prepare yourself as best as you can.

For this Monday I thought I would link up to a few things today. This not-blogging-thing has been awesome as far as allowing me time to write other stuff in my limited space (read: one night or so a week).

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a response to the Christianity Today cover story on the New Radicals. Shane Claiborne basically endorsed my take on it (which, to be honest, thrilled me). Here is the piece. Take a look?

On Good Friday I was over at A Deeper Church, sharing some of my observations on Holy Week in the neighborhood. ReKnew.org re-posted it, which was really great of them. Speaking of Banksy, (both ferrets and the artist himself), did you see this fake that appeared in London this past weekend? I love it.

A few weeks ago I also wrote a little bit about my journey with food over at the lovely website Renew and Sustain (seriously, I love this site). I have been astonished with how much cooking and shopping and eating have taken up space in my brain. Maybe I am just desperate for tangible ways to see good happen . . . whatever the case, this was near and dear to my heart.

And . . . with my oodles of free time 2 not-brain-dead writing hours this week i decided to tackle something else.

yeah, that’s right. the outline to my book. it is time to get serious about this, people. i have been pecking away at it, but without a good outline it felt messy and unmanageable, like a Blob or Amorphous Thing that threatened to swallow me up. I think I got an outline that sticks, which makes me happy.

So there is my writing update. Don’t forget that I tend to post this stuff on Twitter or on the ol’ FB page, but not so much here. And stick around for the killer guest posts coming this way.

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4 thoughts on “Monday Funday

  1. Yeah for book outlines! I’ve had the entire living room flooded with papers, post-its, different colored pens, scratch paper, ripped paper, and a full coffee cup (hoping it doesn’t spill). Now I have my (temporary) final version taped over my writing space. The day I taped it I had to change it. Keep it up!

  2. hopefulleigh says:

    Excited about your book!

  3. Haley Baker says:

    All your writing is awesome.

    And I love you.

    And I miss you.

    And per our recent FB conversation, Rick is now doing his researchnewthingstoescapethepresent on MNPLS. This means that he is open to moving near you!

    Boom.

    On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 4:36 PM, D.L. Mayfield

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