Monday, October 4, 2010

Write from the Beginning

As each day passes by, I'm filled with the urge to write. Write what? I have no clue. Write something - anything. At the same time, my mind remains blank. It's been years since I've written, so maybe it's Fear that's keeping me from putting pen to paper.

But then I realize: I am writing. *This* is writing. What I'm posting in this blog is considered writing. Maybe not the writing I'm used to, but it's a step.

"Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment." - Baltasar Gracian

I'm not saying I have "great ability" when it comes to writing, but maybe I need to start from the very beginning. Baby steps. After not writing for so long, I need to warm up the writing part of me with little exercises. It seems silly, but I need to get used to the idea of writing. I'm writing every single day with freewrites and I'm posting on a fairly regular bases here - and these are both steps in the right direction.

I just need to be patient.


  1. Yes, writing ____(fill in the blank) counts. Any words that you manage to get down on paper definitely count. :)

  2. I'm finally starting to wrap my head around the idea that writing anything counts. :)

  3. So I'm starting something on my blog where I respond to another blogger every Monday. I decided to respond to this post as test-run.

  4. What a cool idea Ruth. I'm going to to check out your blog right now! :)

  5. I've been writing for a while, but I find that blogging is helping me with my current bout of writer's block. Whenever I get really frustrated with my current work in progress, I just open another file on my computer and draft my next blog post.

    I find it therapeutic, and, now that I've been doing it for about a month, it's starting to pay off. I'm getting excited about my project again!

    I hope it works for you, too.

  6. B.H. Morrigan - It's good to hear that you're getting excited about your project! It gives me hope! :)