I added this photo to my insta page today and thought that it also needed to be here.
To remind me just to get on and write.
To write because I enjoy it and to stop worrying about what other people think or like.
One of the challenges of writing for me is letting go of the editing pen. I have to consciously make myself leave it in the box. Sometimes I have to wrestle it out of my hand.
Joining a writing class has helped me lose the editing pen. In timed conditions I can let my mind go and just write.
Now, I am trying to get this as a daily practise and scribbling down half formed ideas that can be fleshed out into fully formed poems or prose at a later stage.
Earlier this week, I started a story that had been rumbling about in my head for months. It will be worked on over the next few months and as the ideas come, I’m just going to get them down.
Today, I’m putting aside an afternoon to write and if the weather is nice, I’m off to a cafe to drink tea, eat cannoli’s and write.