5 minute freewrite on the topic of the week
Today's word: WRITE
On my new year's resolution mug I painted with glaze the following quotation by E. B. White: "Writing is an act of faith..."
To be honest, I haven't done a whole lot of writing the past few weeks. I've done more reading than writing, and copying others' words in my composition book instead of composing my own words, carving them from my mind, my heart, my soul.
The word I received for 2014 is "creative," and pursuing other avenues of creativity has gotten me into the pottery-painting store, trying to sketch with colored pencils, knitting scarves in chunky yarns on different sized needles, and reading books I would not normally choose.
But since I teach others how to write, and encourage others who write, and edit and publish for others, I should write more myself.
I just haven't been writing.
I saw this quotation online by Lisa-Jo Baker, and it struck a chord with me:
"Scared is the new brave. Write anyway."
So here I write, on this blank blog screen, putting letters and words and phrases into some kind of coherency, not really writing for anyone else but myself.
I wish it were easier. More fluid. Not as painstaking.
If the easy things in life aren't as meaningful, then writing for me is the most meaningful work there is.