📅 Thought for today:
‘You can’t be blocked if you just keep on writing words, Any words. People who get ‘blocked’ make the mistake of thinking they have to write good words.’
— Martha Grimes
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I have been writing a lot recently, and I think this is down to The Artist’s Way.
Julia Cameron encourages writing morning pages – three pages every morning to get the things out of your head that are “in the way”.
I started doing this eight weeks ago, it is usually 600-650 words, written first. Before I read any news, or emails or anything else.
Down they go, thoughts into words. Not to capture but to release,
Releasing the things that are on my mind, releasing the to-do list (I do re-capture things as to a to-do list if necessary) and releasing “blurts” – Cameron’s name for those thoughts that get in the way of our creativity.
Some days it is hard, thoughts crowd in (I write Squirrel in my notes when that happens – after the Pixar film “Up”).
Some days the words don’t come and so I write that – the words are not coming easily.
Before you know it, you have three pages. The habit of writing leads to more writing (I have found).
I will say, I am very glad no one else will read them, not even me. They are a jumble of nonsense sometimes!