Fear in Writing: What I've Written

Today in Literary History

Today in Literary History...December 14, 1907: Rudyard Kipling receives the Nobel prize for literature, the first English-language writer to do so.ud

Thursday, December 9, 2010

What I've Written

For the first time in a long time I am sitting down to write a real post. I am thinking and writing and really putting effort into this. I am. Promise.

But, since I can't seem to think of any topics or themes, I'll just tell you all what I've written lately.

And I have written lately.

It strikes me that this is actually a wonderful topic for a writing blog: what the blogger has actually written!

During my five days of alone time I did not write.  I read A LOT and I set up my work space and I played online and I watched tons of foreign movies and independent films (Australians make really depressing ones, by the way)...But I did not write.  It just didn't come to me.

Afterward though, things started flowing.  For the first time in, well, ever, I forced myself to write.  I wrote a scene that was nicely informational but uninspiring.  I wrote a scene from the MC's POV that was dark and a little creepy, but might actually be correct.  He might really be speaking through me in this one.  

Then I drew.  Yes, I drew!  I drew an entire collection of fashion garments--something I have never done before!  I can't believe it either, really.  I mean, I love Project Runway and other creative outlet shows.  But I've never come up with my own designs before!

It was a very creative and rewarding day.

So was today.  My 2 1/2 yo daughter watched the entire Royal Ballet version of The Nutcracker.  It was a wonderful experience of bonding and memories.  (Ovation channel is showing a different version of the Tchaikovsky masterpiece every night this week.  Tonight is the French version--should be wonderful!)

All for now.  Thanks for letting me just talk.  It felt good.  Maybe we bonded a little here, too. :)


  1. Michele - Isn't it interesting how when we tap our creativity, we tap it in different ways? Your writing and your drawing were "jogged" and that's wonderful! Sometimes I think taking a bit of time away from writing can help us come back to it with a real sense of renewal.

  2. Isn't it great when it hits? Glad you got to enjoy some creative juices.

  3. Sometimes we just need to step away from the computer. Creating in other venues always helps me get back to the writing. So good for you.

  4. Yeay! Glad you had some writing days!

  5. I love The Nutcracker! Every year around this time I put on my CD of the music and hum along. Only hum, because my en pointe days are behind me, even if I do still have my beaten-up toe shoes! I envy your drawing skills; I'm thrilled if I make a recognizable stick man.

  6. So glad the writing is going so well! Sometimes shaking things up a little really helps. :)

  7. Glad you've been able to put some words to page. This holiday season makes it challenging. Good for you!
    Edge of Your Seat Romance

  8. Glad you felt like things are just coming to you. Also cool about the designs.

  9. Why is it that on days when I have time to write I can't bring myself to sit at the computer, and on other days when I'm going 90 mph from one task to another all I can think of is sitting down and pounding out this scene I can't get out of my head?

    Go figure!