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Thursday, October 23, 2014

It's the time of the season...for writing...

So...it has been awhile since I have blogged.  But it is indeed the time of the season...for writing.  I was on the fence about whether or not I had another crappy first draft of a novel in me.  Who am I kidding?  Of course I do.  If you put a blank page in front of me...I will fill it.  My one and only party trick.  It is what I do...even if for only one month out of the year.  I never plan.  I just open up a new document, put on my headphones, and let the music in my ears inspire the words that will flow out through my fingers onto the keys of my laptop.  It is a really good feeling.  Like watching soccer.  Like a date with Gym.  Like listening to music.  It just is.

Even if I don't give much attention to my writing throughout the year...it is a big part of what makes me...me.  And in those moments when I think that it is not...I remember this note that my Grandma wrote to me a long, long time ago.  What more motivation does a person need?  So here we go, for the ninth year in a row...I am going to write a novel.  It may never get finished.  It may never be read by anyone other than me.  It may sit on a shelf along with the eight others I have done before.  I won't remember my characters names.  I may not even remember the title.  It doesn't matter.  What does matter...is that I had fun and for one whole month...I made writing a priority in my life.

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