Thursday, December 2, 2010

Reverb10 day 2

Today's prompt is as follows:

December 2 Writing.
What do you do each day that doesn’t contribute to your writing — and can you eliminate it?
(Author: Leo Babauta)

I am a writer at heart. I love to write. I toyed with the idea of being an English major for a long time, because of my love of literature and writing. I wanted to be an English teacher so I could (hopefully) inspire some others to write and read. (Not to mention, I had some serious kickin' English teachers in high school myself!) I ultimately didn't go that route because teaching dance is more natural to me.

Why did I stop writing? I have no idea. For the longest time, I wrote every day. Something at least. Poetry, prose, short stories, half a dozen starts on novels, children's literature, name it, I wrote it. I especially enjoyed writing children's books and plays. I stopped writing because...well I have no idea. I need to write. I need to relax and purge my thoughts and emotions on to the page.

What's hindering my writing? I could claim life as my scapegoat, but everyone has a life. I'm quite certain that JK Rowling had a life while writing "Harry Potter." If my memory serves me, she had a child and at least one job. That's life, baby.

Life. No longer an excuse.

I can't eliminate my life grind. What I can do is carve out time specifically each day, every other day even, and devote it back to writing. Something specifically for myself would be really great right about now.

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