Thursday, October 29, 2015

Just Write

Sometimes when I want to get inspiration to write, I go back to my first post on this blog. I didn't know what to write and I didn't plan what I would write. I just wanted to start the blog. The result is the post you can find here. I have added a line or two to it since I first posted it, but the post came from my head and my heart without planning. Every word, every line, every paragraph flowed freely and I felt good about the result.

If you want to start a blog, or write a book or a poem, just write. You can embellish or cut and paste later. Don't let thoughts about "I can't do it" or perfection stop you from writing.

I rarely preplan my posts for this blog. Often, I write then revise later. Regarding my books, I've only written a plot for one book I'm working on, for the others, I let my thoughts, memory or journal posts take control of my pen (computer) and I organize my sentences or paragraphs later. You can do that, too. Just write. One word grows to two words and two words lead to three words. Just try that.

"i think i know why i write," my first post here, is now the most widely read post on this blog. I don't know why, but as I mentioned above, I wrote it without a plan.

Just write!