Maybe … but I cannot do it that way.
I just need to start writing again. Period.
I’ve spent a great deal of time the last few months thinking a lot and writing nothing while trying move through the grief of severe personal loss and attempting unsuccessfully to get past writer’s block that has me convinced that every word I put down here has to be something that has “weight”, or causes someone to think, or just makes someone laugh or cry. I’ve shackled myself with these sorts of expectations long enough. Time to break free!
So today, I’m simply jump-starting the process by writing about … getting back into the habit of writing.
Not writing with any sort of preconceived purpose. But, writing because I need to be ready. I need to be in the habit, so that when the moment arrives that something weighty, thought-provoking, or emotionally stimulating enters my mind, I won’t hesitate … it will spontaneously travel through my fingertips and onto the page without undue analysis that creates doubt slowing down and stifling the creative urge.
So, that’s my plan today.
So far, so good.