Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Writing More

I only wrote 13 posts last year. Thirteen. That's only one a month and it bums me out. Back in 2009, I wrote 114 posts. Those were the days.

It bums me out because I am a writer and I should be writing more.

I write constantly in my head, probably several times a day. I wrote an entire post in my head tonight while making supper - except it's kind of hard to get those thoughts out onto a keyboard when your hands are covered in chicken. Now I have no idea what I was thinking/writing. I write posts often in the shower - except my computer can't get wet and the words fall from my brain and get washed down the drain.

I miss it, though... the sharing that takes place when I make the time to write, when I connect with others through words. Part of me wishes that I could connect a cord to my brain so that these posts I write in my brain would be shared here. Except, no, I don't really wish that. That, my friends, is something out of 1984 and I want no part of it. So, being a writer means I need to get myself to my computer more often. Being a writer means admitting that I am a writer, whether or not I've ever been published. Being a writer means realizing that most people probably don't constantly write essays in their head. I am a writer, even if it's sometimes hard for me to admit it.

It's 2014 and I'm not off to a great start. I should be writing. Not just writing, but writing more.

Someone glue me to my keyboard. Or something.


Lisa said...

And, yes, I know there are 12 months in a year... ;) I meant on average I only wrote one a month.

Mumsie said...

You're on the right track just gets in the way. I think this is an age-old problem we all have with things we want to pursue. I know you know that....just being a mom. :) I need to do the same things. And then there's Eli and Oliver......oh, yeah....AND Andy...last but not least!! Love you.......

Anonymous said...

I know how you feel. I had 10 last year. In 2011, I had 215. It's amazing how quickly any free time we get somehow gets spent doing other things.

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