Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I want to write

I want to write, I want to write all the time, and if I could I would write volumes and volumes.  My mind works all the time, and if I could write everything down, I'm sure some of that would be profound, inspiring, and even educational.

But even with practically no constraints on my life I'm still having problems finding time to write.  Or write something that I think is worth reading.  And for some reason I feel guilty about that.  I can't find time to be productive in any sense and it bothers me.  

I have however been spending some energy reading.  I got some great books for Christmas and am almost through them all.  I see that this somehow informs my writing, but I don't feel like my reading is affecting anyone else.  And that's what I like about writing.  I like that I feel that I have something important to say, I say and it is read by someone, thereby involving someone else in my writing process.

Otherwise I could spend days not interacting with anyone I don't live with.

I don't claim to be an award winning writer.  Until recently I had a hard time stringing sentences together in any kind of coherent manner.  But I've gotten better, and I hope that I will continue on my journey.  

Some things about my writing.  I don't like to use 5 words where 2 words would do.  I like to call things as I see them.  And I would rather write like I was having a conversation with my reader, each individually, than as a journalist speaking to the masses.

While this particular blog entry isn't very interesting, and does not have much substance, it's my attempt to write for the day.  It also serves to inform you why there has been a slow down in posts lately.

I also have sinusitis... that has something to do with it as well.

4 comments:

Renee said...

Hey Chrissy
I understand what you mean totally....I love to write too and would spend all my time doing it. I spend alot of time alone so it fills my days too....but sometimes it just does not come.
Don't feel guilty for not writing....I think writing is like everything else in life we have a "relationship" with...it breathes in and out....
Tomorrow is another day!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tine, Renee is so right, feeling guilty accomplishes nothing. Tomorrow is another day, thank God for all of today and be excieted about what He has for you tomorrow. This renewed interest in writing makes me think about the major you had picked before you started at SU...I thought you would post about the surprise when you got gas today. It would have made my day. love you xoxoo mom

Penny Reid said...

We love to read your blog whenever you get around to it. Hope that the sinusitis thing passes soon. Until then, spend some quality time with Popeye and a good book. Hugs, Penny

Anonymous said...

Hi Tine, Renee is so right, feeling guilty accomplishes nothing. Tomorrow is another day, thank God for all of today and be excieted about what He has for you tomorrow. This renewed interest in writing makes me think about the major you had picked before you started at SU...I thought you would post about the surprise when you got gas today. It would have made my day. love you xoxoo mom