Mom loaned me a book a couple of weeks ago. It's A Writer's Book of Days which is a companion to awakening & working with one's muse. It's full of guidelines & suggestions on how to keep writing & a topic on which to write for each day of the year. This is just what I've needed.
[e]ach of us has so much we want to write about, a deluge of ideas, memories, and images, that we can become paralyzed by the infinite choice. The brain simply can't make up its mind so it launches into what it does best; measuring, judging, calculating. Thinking. The worst possible thing for writing practice.
I get plenty of ideas for stories & whatnot but quite a time now have had such trouble on finding where to start. Some detail, or scene or event where a story can begin. That's why several times in the past I've asked for suggestions, just to have something to start with, no matter how small the kernel. Well here's a whole list of them, one for each day of the year.
This is what I will be doing for a while. An experiment if you will. I need to get back into writing every day, however in/significant the subject. This is why some entries may be random, inconsequential or vary wildly from theme to theme. I'm going to see how long I can keep this up & what effect it has on my me & my writing.
It's been a decent start so far. I wrote three entries just tonite just to catch up with the first of the year, then felt compelled to go right on with this one. It's a good feeling & I hope I can keep up the motivation as well as it's been going tonite.
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