Sometimes the best way to get out of a rut is to change our perspective.
I keep promising myself (and my readers) that I will start writing more consistently. And, truly, that is my heart’s desire. But the next thing I know, life happens. Big things. Little things. Life. And, I find myself introverting (new word!) and needing to process life. And so I do…and my writing stops. Sigh.
Part of my ‘introverting’ is because so many of my thoughts and feelings seem to go against the grain—against political/faith-correctness. And, so, I clam up and try to whitewash my ideas in hopes they will be [more] reader-friendly.
But, here’s the rub, I miss writing.
I miss expressing my thoughts and feelings into the written word…chasing new insights that help me understand myself, and therefore, others better. Days turn into weeks, which turn into months. We all know how that goes. And, while I may not be kicking the hornet’s nest by sharing my unpopular convictions, I’m also not living out my calling.
So, when I found out several of my writer friends are doing the 31 days of Writing in October, I decided to join in. Perhaps having a deadline to publish my writing will help me get out of my start-and-stop-writing-rut. (Maybe?)
I really do want to be true to my word…so I won’t promise to write a post every day. But, I will promise to do my best to show up and share my thoughts, without trying to edit them, before they even leave my fingertips. (Gulp.)
Any writers (or wanna-be writers) reading today? Feel free to jump in…the water’s fine.
Photo credit: Amy Jo Ivey / Main Street, Franklin, TN / March 2015