Also starting today is NaNoWriMo…which I do not see as quite as “fun” but it should be um, interesting to see how it all develops. Which leads me to the prompt of the day,
I write in several different ways, for a variety of reasons;
I write lists to keep my thoughts organized (and in theory, my life)
I write to earn an income (the fact that I can exchange words for dollars never ceases to amaze me)
I write to keep in touch with people, real and virtual
but, my favorite part of writing is when the words just pop in my mind, nearly fully formed, poems, stories, -thoughts that I didn’t have a moment before, and will lose if I hesitate a moment more…the kind of fast and furious writing that produces something I do not recognize. This is the writing I love. Like me, it doesn’t seem to keep a regular schedule, so I am never quite sure when I can do this kind of writing, but I love a good surprise, so am perfectly content letting it knock on my skull whenever it feels like it.
This is the writing I don’t want to explain, like a painting I don’t want to analyze it or read into it….it just is, please leave it alone. (*ahem, sorry for that, not intended for everyone reading*)
AND this is why I am a little scared of the novel writing challenge, I have always “written” in spurts, not worked on a novel, “honed my craft.” This is brand new, but then again, so was writing online, giving up my pencil and privacy for this blog, teaching creative writing, and then writing as a full-time career….all new and intensely scary at one point. So, while I will always love those writing surprises, I need to keep moving on…and see where the words take me.