That unadulterated kind of writing. I miss those days when all I care about is plain writing. Scribbles. Marginal notes. Journals.
No SEO. No tags, meta tags, and title optimization. It’s free writing.
I just finished all my digital marketing projects. It’s now 3:30 AM. So, I told myself. “Decide to write again.”
To fall in love with writing again.
I have a love-and-hate relationship with writing. Some days, the muse comes, and inspiration overflows. Some days, I feel like banging my head against the wall. Clueless on what to write.
But I choose to write. I think that’s the secret to becoming a better writer.
I’ve read thousands of inspirational and creative books about writing. But I guess writing “until I bleed” is the only thing I need to do.
While skimming the pages of Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones, I stumbled upon Every Monday chapter and was inspired. Here’s an excerpt:
“What is important is not just what you do – “I am writing a book” – but how you do it, how you approach it, and what you come to value. A friend living upstairs from me once said, “Natalie, you have relationships with everything, not just with people. You have a relationship with the stairs, your porch, the car, the cornfields, and the clouds.” We are part of everything. When we understand this, we see that we are not writing, but everything is writing through us.”
Every day, I always give myself an excuse that I don’t have time to write.
“I’m too busy.”
To make time means, being intentional.
It’s time to write. To fall in love again. I’ve broken up with writing (for a while). But thanks to this chapter, the flame within was rekindled.
Mastering the craft involves constant improvement. And there’s no other way to improve and sharpen my voice but to write.
And tomorrow, I shall write again.