Monday, November 18, 2013

Hoping That I'll Be Writing Again Soon

I'm rather disturbed by the lack of writing I've been doing lately. I'm hoping that it is just because my poetry class, lovingly referred to as ModPo, has been taking up my time and creative energy. The class is sadly over for the moment so I should be needing another outlet. If I don't start writing more then I will know that something is seriously wrong and I need to figure it out. I've been having trouble writing ever since I moved here and it really has me wondering what is going on. I get really scatter-brained and unmotivated when I don't write for a period of time.

But like I said, hopefully it's just that I have been directing my creative energy into the poetry class. By the way, I highly recommend that class. They won't have it again until next year but I would suggest that everyone who wants to explore art and open their mind more take the class. It has a transformative quality to it that I did not expect at all. They haven't announced the next class but if you create an account on Coursera, you can put the class on your watchlist here. You will also have access to all the other classes on the site that you can take, free of charge. I've recently realized that I am a believer in life-long learning, so this is an excellent resource. I will definitely be taking the class again next year and most likely other classes along the way.

5 comments:

  1. Sarah from New HampshireNovember 19, 2013 at 6:35 AM

    Hello. I found your page through a link from the Sunday Whirl and was compelled to reach out to say that you are not alone in feeling stuck! I encourage you to be gentle with yourself. What you are doing with this blog is what my writing instructor calls a "strong offer". Keep it up! Namaste.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and for the encouragement! I really appreciate it.

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  2. I know this feeling well... of not feeling quite 'right' when you do not write. The thing is, we always snap out of it. We have no choice or it's off to the loony bin. :)

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  3. I was just trying to explain this to a friend the other day. I gave him this quote,
    "A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity." -Frank Kafka

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    1. Great quote - it sums it up perfectly. I think it's hard for some to understand. Happy holidays!

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