Writing 101: Free Write For Twenty Minutes.
Okay, I’m not doing this officially. Goodness knows my life is complicated at the moment and I might be able to complete all of the challenges. None the less, I can see the value in giving it my best. There is always something to be learned.
The most difficult thing or me currently is finding the time to write. It is a piecemeal process if mad typing between one chore and the next. Between fixing dinner and helping with homework to breaking up arguments and disputes to assigning time on the computer to games. In other words, all the joys of being the parent of three boys… two of whom are teenagers.
Thankfully I find blogging, even in dribbles and drabs, to be a wonderful stress reliever. Not to mention helping me work through so many thoughts and emotions. Whats more, it’s fun and interesting. I get to read so many different viewpoints and opinions as well as have exposure to an endless variety of writing styles which keeps my own writing fresh and exciting.
For me writing in any form can be a challenge. Back in my younger days I ran Track and Field. I was a sprinter in the 200m and 400m. That was pretty much my limit and as long as I remember that, I had fun and won some races. Writing is the same way, I can work in small pieces, Flash Fiction, Flash Poetry, Short Fiction, Get Well Soon cards… (OK, so I don’t really write greeting cards, but you get the point).
Oh, while I have the dream of writing the Next Great Novel, I seriously doubt I’ll become the next JK Rowling or Robert Jordan.
You know something? I really don’t care about fame or fortune, either here or in RL. I would rather be the voice which gets you to think, to expand your experiences though words if not actions. I want to draw attention to those whose experiences need to be seen and understood.
I look toward a day when such things are no longer necessary. When it doesn’t matter who you were before, but who you are now.