Saturday, January 14, 2012

Just Keep Writing

OK, so here I am. Sitting in front of the computer as usual. Writing a bit, which is not too usual lately.

Most days I kick myself for not spending more time on my writing. But then, I recently read something that made me think more about the writing I do manage to get to. Can't remember who said it, but they said to spend a set amount of time writing every day, NO MATTER WHAT THAT WRITING IS. Basically, it could be journal writing, blogging, letter writing, etc. Anything counts. Just spend that time writing.

I've never really thought of it that way. I always felt like I had to make sure I was sitting here working on my novel (yeah, still working) or a story or poem of some kind. I do write in a journal, but I've never counted that as part of my writing in general. I also have this blog and a couple others, but again, never really counted that. I wonder why. It's writing. It's putting my ideas down on paper or on the net.

From now on, no more kicking myself. From now on, I'm going to make sure I sit down and write something, but it doesn't have to be a BIG something. As long as a spend time writing; in my journal, my ratty notebook, on one of my blogs, etc. It all counts.

2 comments:

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

This is a good thought...I feel like I do not have anything to write about but I guess that is an ordinary life

Vicki Lane said...

Good resolution.

@ Kim - Something I used to do when I was a soccer mom, waiting in the car for practice to be over, is to write down things I remembered from my childhood and family stories that I'd been told. Begin with your earliest memories and keep going. Great practice.