30 October 2012

You can't be good at it if you never do it.

Imagine my shock and surprise to log on to Blogger today and discover that I have not written a blog post in over three months.

Shock.

Surprise.

Both.

Yesterday, I interviewed a candidate for a position here where I work. It's a writing job. We talked a lot about the writing process and his approach to that process. The notion of the importance of a daily writing practice came up multiple times in that conversation. About a month ago, I thought about signing up for Alice Bradley's Practice of Writing course, but then I missed the deadline. A couple of weeks ago, someone said something about morning pages to me, and then when I was cleaning some books out of my basement bedroom, I found an old morning pages journal of mine.

Perhaps the universe is telling me something, although I think it's more likely that I have in this moment an awareness of something I already know, and because of that awareness, I see the signs all around me.

I can't be good at writing if I never do it, and writing is something I pretty much never do anymore. NoBloPoMo is two days away. Universe, if you are talking to me, I hear you. I hear you loud and clear.

I can't be good at this if I'm not doing it.

Here I go.

Up next: the story of being rear-ended by a FedEx delivery truck and the shocking amount of emotional upheaval that has ensued in the aftermath.

7 comments:

Angela @ Fit Fun Mom said...

NoBloPoMo -- methinks that's a Freudian slip! ;) Glad to hear we'll be hearing more from you!

Christie said...

NaNoWriMo is also an option. :)

mommo4.5 said...

So nice to hear from you. Hope all are well. I like the prospect of a months of posts! Universe, keep talking.

Solitary Diner said...

I've missed your posts and would love to hear from you every day!

kris (lower case) said...

37asincaeso many of my 'daily' bloggers have not written in months.. i will be thrilled to see you writing again... i have written the 'code to try to publish this at least 6 times.. i can not see it well enough or hear the verbal.. i'll give it 6 or 7 more tries but i find these impossible to do anymore.

Anonymous said...

welcome back Snick

~lifedramatic~ said...

Ive missed you too! Ive also made a commitment to NaBloPoMo! Look forward to catching up with you guys!