I hardly noticed

Something fairly significant happened this year. Not in the grand scheme of things, or even in family life, but in my head. Something shifted during 2013.

I began to think about writing.

I’ve always been a reader. No need to write, when the world is full of things ready for me to read. And anyway, I’ve been telling the world all I need to say by blogging.

Ah, but it’s more than that now. I have a collection of (empty) notebooks. I read blogs about writing. I’ve signed up to my second term of classes. I think about writing.

Obviously, I’m not a writer- I don’t doΒ much actual writing. Yet.

So, I’m going to work on that one. I’m not going to be distracted by politics, twitter or Pinterest until I’ve actually written something every day. It doesn’t matter what. I need to develop a good habit.

not me from: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/346988346261757505/
not me
from: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/346988346261757505/

Like I’m training for a marathon, but with sitting down and coffee. Maybe a chocolate digestive?


20 thoughts on “I hardly noticed

    1. It may never amount to anything, but first I need to build a habit that allows the spark to light. Or not. Won’t know until I actually try to just write whatever is in my head πŸ™‚

  1. As one who’s been there, I say go forward strong! It’s amazing how quickly you will move from thinking about being a writer to calling yourself a writer. It’s yours for the taking. Happy new year!

  2. Like you, I defined myself as a reader, not a writer. Even when I was writing feature articles on a regular basis, it didn’t feel like ‘proper’ writing. Now I do call myself a writer. Maybe no one has heard of me, but that changes nothing. I call myself a cook too, but Nigella hasn’t got me to add to her other worries. πŸ™‚

  3. Just write, don’t worry about being a writer. How and what we evolve is one of the most complex , yet incredible mysteries -ride the tide, at least that’s what I tell myself. Here’s to the New Year, Salut!

    Today I listened to an interview with Leonard Cohen. In response to a question, an I paraphrase, he summed up the experience or notion of being a writer or creative person as an endeavor if one so chooses to pursue that will cause much turmoil if one has high expectations -that all will be rosy. On the other hand, if one begins realizing there will be difficulties in all shapes and sizes, that the hardships and knocks will be many, then when the pleasures and rewards just happen along they will be more meaningful and more integrated or aligned with one’s original intention.

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