I am going to share snippets of a journey I am taking. I don't know how often, but it will be for the next 28 days. I have gotten through Day 1, a private beginning for now. Day 2...well I already feel like running away so I can write this feeling everyday.
I will only share my thoughts. I will not break the sacred circle that has already formed with my group. But I also feel that you, my readers, deserve a sneak peek into my thoughts at least, because this is going to be a scary journey.
I believe it is my responsibility as a writer to share what I was never taught.
This morning I tried a method called morning pages, writing three pages right when I get up and then not being able to look back.
I shared this thought with the group:
Morning pages will be the toughest for me. I'm scared to be so ordinary. I have this notion as a writer that you must always be brilliant, even though I know it's in the ordinary where beauty can emerge. I am doing it by hand so it's even tougher. Technology has crippled my organic ability to scribe. I replaced methods a long time ago. I'm beyond composition notebooks. I need instant gratification through typing.
I shut my journal right away, but the thought that has stood with me, which I don't think I wrote quite this way in the journal is:
Eye guck, no glasses, morning relief withheld until completion.
I look forward to seeing how this challenge changes me. I will keep you posted.
Good morning Write Queeners.