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Free Writing

I read a blog recently that talked about free writing. It’s the idea that you just start writing, don’t over think or over explain what you are trying to say, just say it. I have always loved the idea of free writing or stream of consciousness writing. Just putting words on the page and seeing what comes out. It is the truest and purest form of writing and/or exorcism for me. I also love the term free writing because it makes me think of writing to BE free. So often I have thoughts and worries piling up in my head, swirling around, and dragging me down. If I take the time to write myself out of my head I feel so much better.

I struggle with wanting to be perfect, to write a perfect journal, and to record my life with Piper in a beautiful and meaningful way. But so much of the time I don’t do anything because I can’t do it perfectly. I read a silly quote today, it was actually referring to veganisim, but it works for me on many levels. “Don’t do nothing because you can’t do everything. Do something. Anything!” Good advice for me and also it sounds rather Dr. Suess-like, so there’s a bonus point.

So here we are. I am not doing a perfect blog post. I am not living a perfect life. But I am going to try to do something. Anything is better than nothing.

 

If you are interested in free writing: http://extraordinary-ordinary.net

 

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A Fresh Start

I have been reading some of my old blog posts and I am shocked how by bad things were going. I was really depressed, frighteningly so, but some of my best writing came out of that hard time. I have unmired myself from many of those issues, so I haven’t felt the pressing need to write myself out like I did then. But I have been missing the writing and the catharsis of self expression.

So- I am making a new blog solely focused on my writing. Certainly, motherhood, marriage, depression and other topics will come into play again but they won’t be the focus.  I think I will tweak some of my earlier writing and blog posts and add them here after they are cleaned up, but I want this blog to be organized and representative of my creative self. I am working towards becoming a writer that actually writes. I am less of a tortured artist, but hopefully not totally devoid of talent. Thanks for joining me on the journey.

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