the writing part…
March 13, 2011 § 13 Comments
Haven’t opened laptop in 36 hours. (kinda nice)
Herein, some unncessary updates (I know some people find blog life updates or “gone fishing” postings silly or irrelevant, BUT…it’s all I’ve got today ’til I upload some pictures…)
Still going, tho’ now three stories “in arrears.” That’s ok; formidable projects (taxes, production at work, general merriment) have come up and stolen time. Will catch up a bit today.
Have chosen new journal because now on the last dozen pages of present one.
(ah, this journal appears normal, perhaps mundane, but no! It will get painted, annotated, ribboned, decorated…”owned,” you’ll see!)
Have chosen “exercise” book: OLD FRIEND FROM FAR AWAY because I only got 1/3 way through it last Lent. And have two more to follow that: FRUIT FLESH (recommended by Becca, I believe, more than a year ago!)and CREATIVE JOURNALING (which I’ve owned for nearly 10 months but not had occasion to work with.)
Indeed, this leaves NOT a lot of time for blogging but will continue with the occasional photo and writing lessons learned during this exercise-intense stint.) (I gave up chocolate and ice cream, too; perhaps not a good time to combine that with writing intense 40 days. Ah, well…)
Ssshhhh!!!!! Sit down and write. Something. Anything. A bit of a goal will help: “I will write a poem; I will write a paragraph about green jello; I will write a thank you note.” Something! As you relax intot the (longhand) writing, some bit of story or some fine little anecdote will rise to the top, like cream. Mmmmmmmm. And who doesn’t love cream?
Pictured in prior posts over time, perhaps, here are the books in my writing exercise “book” challenges to whittle away at (at least) ’til Easter.