Monday, January 24, 2011

Morning Pages First Impression

Today was the third day of my Morning Pages experiment. So far, I hate it. It feels like a huge hassel and a bit ridiculous. I don't like useless writing. I never really understood the concept of free writing. They teach you to think before you speak so why would you not think before you write. I'm going to keep at it though. I feel like journalling is incredibly helpful for me and this seems like the next step beyond journalling. You know, journalling is contemplating the days events and working out problems from that. Morning Pages is something different. I'm not sure what yet. The first day, I found myself looking into an issue in my life that has been going on for awhile. The last two days though have been mindless chatter. I don't like mindless chatter. I'm the type of person who only speaks when I have something important to say. Maybe not important but something that has some thought behind it. I feel the same about writing. So just writing whatever flows through my mind is weird to me and seems pointless.

I'll keep at it though. I've read lots of reviews and testimonials and they were all good. Plus, the basic concept and the idea behind it make so much sense to me. I'm still a bit skeptical but I'm patient. I'm sure I'll get used to writing like that and it won't feel like such a hassel. Once I can view the process differently, I bet that's when the benefits really start to show. Hopefully.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Morning Pages

So I came across this idea called "Morning Pages". I guess its from a book called "The Artist's Way". I've never heard of the book but it sounds like a book I should really read. It's all about discovering and recovering your creativity. Recovering my creativity is what this blog is all about.

Anyways, Morning Pages is 3 pages of free writing every morning. You are supposed to write down every silly, petty, negative, positive, and important thing that comes to mind. The point is to get rid of all those things because they could be blocking your creative spirit. It's also about teaching yourself to stop judging yourself and just write. It's about silencing that voice in your head that tells you that what you do isn't good enough.

I find the idea intriguing. I have lots of negative thoughts and emotions that are blocking me from a lot of things. If this really works then it would help me dump all of that stuff. I'm sure it would take quite a while to get through it all, it took years for it all to build up. Plus, someone on YouTube mentioned that it helped them make decisions. It helped them discover some things they really wanted.

So, I'm going to try it. I'm concerned about my inability to commit to things. But this could be something that really helps me so I have to try. I would really like to get out of this hole I've been in for way too long.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

I Am A Writer

I don't write novels or articles
My name isn't on any byline
I've never been published
but I am a writer

I don't have a screenplay
I don't report the news
or interview celebrities
but I am a writer

I write the stories of my soul
I write the dreams of my heart
I put my feelings into words
I am a writer

I stain the paper with my hurt
I use the ink to release my pain
I leave my sadness on the page
I am a writer

I use my pen to share my happiness
I write to keep record of my joy
I hope my words will spread some light
I am a writer

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