On, In, and Around Mondays: Writing in Other Puddles
I am late here today. You know that. And you also know how quiet I've been overall, here and at my other blogs. This is what happens when I go off to another writing puddle for a while. I just can't sustain words in too many places at once. Forgive me? Please?
See, last year I thought about writing a book on writing. Yet as the months went by, I thought more about NOT writing the book than I thought about writing it. In the meantime, some fun people kept nudging me, "When are you going to write again?" And I kept saying, "I'm tired. I have nothing to write about."
Then I went to a picnic this spring, where all that changed. I had woken up that day, not writing a book, but by evening I was. Sometimes this is how it goes. Someday maybe you can read about how it happened. It involved a request to my daughter, to get me something to drink.
I have learned from past experience that I can stall my writer-self if I share news of a big project too early in the process. I need the freedom to write without thinking I'll be letting anyone down if it doesn't work out. I need the freedom to play in the rain, so to speak.
I am almost finished writing, so I thought to come and tell you: Maybe I'll find more words here again. I'm not sure. Either way, know that your presence in my life is a big part of what sent me to another writing puddle. And for that, I thank you...
On, In and Around Mondays (which partly means you can post any day and still add a link) is an invitation to write from where you are. Tell us what is on, in, around (over, under, near, by...) you. Feel free to write any which way... compose a tight poem or just ramble for a few paragraphs. But we should feel a sense of place. Would you like to try? Write something 'in place' and add your link below.
If you could kindly link back here when you post, it will create a central meeting place. :)
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