30m each day to WRITE.
Go for it. Breathe, Get your day's thoughts on paper, Type up your hopes and dreams, Write a novel. Whatever it is, check into your creative side and help your brain find some clarity...
I'll check back in this weekend :)
Some more quotes to get you going here.
A week later...
After a week of dedicated daily writing, I want to check back in. Did you write this week? Are you just reading this now and want to start? I recommend it! It was a great weekly challenge. Committing to focus on writing for 30 minutes a day felt soothing, focused, and inspiring.
I also kept thinking about this memory:
My teacher for honors English 2, sophomore year of high school, was Emily Cantilina. She was wonderful. I do admit, however, that I cannot recall many of the plots of the books we read that semester, sorry Mrs. C. I remember a lot of other things, though. Including that I am supposed to find a better word than ‘things’ to utilize in writing….
What stands out the most in my mind to this day was the freewriting she had us do.
Freewriting: (paraphrased definition) When you open your notebook and write anything that comes to mind. Anything at all.
Of course, what is one of the first complaints heard in the room? “I don’t know what to write!”
Our teacher’s response: “Write ‘I don’t know what to write.’ over and over again until something comes to mind.”
So simple, yet so spot on.
Next time you feel the desire to, or just some form of guilt to, write, but don’t know exactly what to write about, try it. You’ll end up getting somewhere beyond that sentence if you keep at it, I guarantee it.
Thanks Mrs. C ;)
Week Four Challenge will begin Monday:
Each day, seek out a positive interaction with a stranger.
I'll write more on this tomorrow....Hope you join me in leaving a stranger happier than when you came across him/her!