Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Fun Writing

I have been taking this little course called Sparkles. Its a little spark for your creativity in just five minutes a day. Sometimes it is art or photography and today it was all about writing. They had a list of prompts to go with your initials. Mine were: heavy rain, a kind old man, the smell of chlorine. So I went with it. It is the first free write I have done in a long time. It needs work as all free writes do but I think I will post it in the yahoo group. I had more fun writing this little piece than anything I've done in some time. All my writing is in the should category and right now I think I need more in the fun category. How about you have you written anything for fun?

90 Minutes of Writing

I have been struggling lately with finding time to write. So when StumbleUpon gave me this website Monday evening, I was intrigued. I decided I would try it Tuesday morning if I woke up early enough.
Well, I not only woke up when my husband's alarm went off, I actually wanted to get up. I tried to make myself go back to sleep, but it was no good. I was up and writing twenty minutes later.
The website says to just write, but not being a college student any more with the luxury of as much time as I want (although it didn't feel like it then), I decided I would just work on projects as I wanted to, and not try to write on just one for 90 minutes.

I worked on one poem I had forgotten I had started, finished editing another, started editing one more, wrote something for yesterday's writing prompt at Daily Writing Practice, did some journal writing, reread and restarted The Cabin, wrote something for today's prompt at DWP, and this blog post.
Actually, I spent over two hours writing. This from someone who normally whines, 'I have no time to write.' I think the mere act of having a plan made me want to go make it happen. Instead of thinking, 'Oh, if I get up I'll try and get some writing done,' I was thinking, 'I need to get up and get that writing done.' A huge difference in those two thoughts.

I'm going to keep up this experiment, and I'll let you know how it goes.

cross-posted at Lizbeth's Garden.