Thursday, February 06, 2014

Five Minute Friday: WRITE

5 minute freewrite on the topic of the week
Five Minute Friday

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.

Write on.


Marcy Hanson said...

"If the easy things in life aren't meaningful, then writing is the most meaningful work there is."
Beautiful. And I love your mug!!

Cindy Fincher said...

Way to go on beginning to write again! Keep it up. And I love your mug too. :) The quote on it is lovely. :) Blessings!

pickonpat said...

You touched my heart!

Paula said...

I agree with you in wishing it were easier...not as painstaking. But when we write for OURSELVES it is okay!

Anonymous said...

You make me feel like it's alright that I have a little bit of fear each time I press the "publish" button...but I do it anyways! Lovely post!!!

Anne said...

Thanks for sharing your heart about writing. I feel the same way. Writing is brave, and you showed glorious bravery here. :-)

Karrilee Aggett said...

Yes - what Marcy said! ;) I love the truth and honesty of that... "If the easy things in life aren't meaningful, then writing is the most meaningful work there is." For so many reasons, I agree with this! Stopping by from Lisa-Jo's today! We're neighbors!

blestbutstrest said...

Write on, Pattie, write on! Do it for yourself, because it's meaningful and because it's a form of worship. Cheering you on from the FMF sidelines!

Beth Stiff said...

"I wish it were easier. More fluid. Not as painstaking." Oh this just brings comfort to know that I'm not the only one sitting there wishing the same thing."
Loved everything about this, Pattie.

Dawn Paoletta said...

Love the EB White true. You are creative and I adore the nice finding another sister flying by the seat of! ;) Happy Friday!

Aileen A said...

There were times that I could write so easily and my fingers on the keyboard couldn't quite catch up with my thoughts. But then there were times when it's hard to string the words together. So what do we do? Write on, like you said. Sometimes, it's just a matter of taking the first step.

Visiting from FMF :-)

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