My goal for this 365 day challenge was to make a commitment to make writing a priority. I know, why would anyone who dislikes the whole commitment thing do something like this??? Well, I am really not that bad with commitments and there is an enchantment with writing. It is powerful and worth seeking after every day even though some days that enchantment just does not show up. That is okay because it will. If you believe and keep coming back to the paper, it will. It is different for everyone I am sure, but this enchanting feeling that I receive, this fascinating emotion behind writing for me is that it is very healing. To be able to release ideas and thoughts out of one’s mind and let them be real, give these words an opportunity to live outside of just one mind. Perhaps, in many others minds and even better, perhaps in someone else’s heart.
When I am writing, I am actually focused and sometimes that focus can last for several hours. There are very few things that allow me to focus, calms my soul and allows me to open up and writing is in the top five. Gaining the focus will also give me the chance to plan. This is yet another thing that is difficult for me. I am definitely a fly by the seat of my pants type girl. My habit of planning anything lately has be on the decline now for several months. It is time to get back into this habit.
So as you may be able to tell, this has been a growing experience for me. I would like to connect with other writers and learn from their experiences. Receive feedback on things I can do better, make these more interesting, etc.
I remember the first day of my speech class in college, the teacher asked us to give a speech on ourselves. I believe they do this because one of the easiest thing in the world to talk about is ourselves. So knowing this I do believe I have gone for the same theme here. Even though I am not standing on a stage in front of anyone, it is a private and personal thing to share your words so I have been picking the things I love and writing about them or random things in my day. Randomly just trying to find my voice, or style.
Well that is it for today. Tomorrow is another day and on that day, I shall write.