Back to basics
Lately I’ve been struggling with writing. The look of the white page in screen; the clickety clack of keys that seem jarring, where they used to feel therapeutic. It’s strange when something you’ve come to rely so strongly upon; something that has been so completely integrated into your life, seems to turn on you.
This last week has been particularly painful, and has gotten me to thinking that maybe there is something to be said for “the old ways”. There is a certain something about the act of putting pen to paper; a kind of permanence that not being able to just hit that “delete” button, inspires.
So, I have decided to make a commitment to myself to do at least some writing by hand, every day. I’d initially thought that I would try going completely analog, but in hindsight, I don’t honestly think it’s feasible. Of course, you never know, a daily habit of putting pen to paper, might grow into something bigger. I guess we’ll (yes, me, too) just have to wait and see.
So, for the next week, I will commit to writing by hand for a minimum of ten minutes per day. I know it’s a small goal, but that’s the point. I set a minimum target, not a maximum. If I hit ten minutes, and the writing is flowing, I can always carry on. That’s the beauty of the teeny tiny goals.
So, watch this space for an update 🙂
Li Carter is a writer, artist and crafter. She lives in South Wales, UK, with her family, and five rescue dogs. She’s on Twitter @rbcreativeli , Facebook: Rainbow Butterfly Creative, and Instagram @rainbowbutterflycreative and is the author of My Only True Friend: The Beginning. She is currently working on a new series titled The QuickSilver Chronicles. She is the original Rainbow Butterfly, and wants to fill an ever darkening world with a little bit of beauty and creativity.
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Yes to analog! I started off with analog.. and it wasn’t until recently that I’ve delved into the blogging scene…. but definitely writing, I found, is better for streams of consciousness for me. And there really is a magic of putting pen to paper. Looking forward to see what you end up writing from this 🙂