Write for yourself, for wellbeing and for fun.

It’s so easy to put all kinds of obstacles in your own way.
 
I can’t type. I am a poor speller. And on and on.
 
But if you can talk or think you can write. Writing can also help you improve your wellbeing and destress. You can also tell your own story or be a real gossip monger.
 
Write for yourself, for wellbeing and for fun.

Everyone Wants a Bit of Me.

 
My time, my money, my vote, my opinion, my legal business. What they don’t give very often is value for that bit of me.
 
Self proclaimed experts who are about 3 pages ahead of you in the craft book. One hit wonders admittedly one more hit than me. Advice that costs them nothing BUT they gain revenue.
 
There are no shortcuts.
I need to put the time in. Every day I need to put the time in.
Away from my computer doing the analogue thing. Pen and paper. It’s what seems to work best for me.
 
You know yourself better than these GURUs. Be your own GURU.
 

Who am I?

Sometimes I wonder why I do what I do.
I can construct all kinds of reasons for my actions that make me feel rational.
I think that I am being rational. Is that not the definition of being delusional?
Is that not part of the human condition?
We hope we are correct in our judgement but that’s the best we can do.
We have to be vigilant and honest. Kindness to our self and to others matters.
There is no logic here!

The Secret to Writing.

I keeps taking me by surprise but when I remember the secret to writing is to write. I burst out laughing because of all the time and money I have spent on courses and books. These have strategies, plans, opinions, personal experience that may or may not apply to me (or you).
Write. Write every day if you can.
Remember the secret to writing is to write.

Doing the Best for Yourself

Back again after missing a day, I could say that I could miss another day and that would be okay. Been down that road before. You need to get back on the horse immediately and do the necessary. Otherwise you let procrastinations ugly face re-enter you life. Stop being fodder to that beast. Do it. Do it now. Whatever it is your committed to doing.
Be the best you can be. That’s the best anyone can do for themselves and the rest of us.

Why Write?

Why do you write? I write to clarify my thinking. I write to share my thoughts. I entertain and inform. I write for fun.
Why do you write?

Live the life you want no matter when you start.

We are all on a pilgrimage. It is the quintessential human experience that many things shape us. Internal and external factors.
What we can control and what is beyond most of our efforts.
I feel that kindness, friendship and tolerance are the cardinal virtues. Kindness being the supreme virtue.
Practicing this is not easy but is worthwhile and needs to start with oneself.

Developing a Writing Habit

I’m looking at trying to create a writing habit. Not as easy as you might think. Especially when you have things to do to keep life and limb together.
Family and friends, cats and birds, my own sanity.
 
Corvid lockdown has been a big issue in most people’s lives. I’ve got a cat here looking for attention. It’s quite insistent. This might be good if I can ensure that I wont me interrupted.
That’s a big ask in this house with phones, Internet, TV, cats, and of course deliveries.

I’ve read hundreds of books on creative writing and most have been less than honest.

That’s quite an assertion but I believe it to be true.

There are a few, a mighty few authors who up front say “This is what works for me. Your mileage (or distance) might vary.”

If I’ve learnt anything from all my reading it is I should be writing, making my own mistakes and trying to learn from them.

I think that I need to refine a simple process that suits me and my temperament. Use the tools that work for me. That’s what all of us need to do. Keep it simple. Keep it true to you.

I’ve started this today. No more excuses or bull shit. Do what storytellers do…

Tell stories.