“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.” ~ Brad Paisley
Yesterday was the first day of the working week. Back to it after a little break over Christmas and New Year. I planned to spend some of that time planning and whilst I did some I also spent time reading, watching movies and writing.
I have missed writing. Missed just sitting at my desk and letting whatever is burning a hole in my brain out onto the screen. 2020 has a lot to answer for that is for sure. But I am determined to reconnect with my writing because it helps me to think and breathe and understand and often turns me the fuck on too. It is also a really powerful way to communicate my desires to my partners. I want more of that.
Whilst pondering my writing, or lack thereof over the last couple of months I read a few things on how to get over writers block or how to keep writing when everything is hard and one of the suggestions that came up on a few places was to keep a diary.
I and I am sure I am not alone in this used to write a diary when I was in my tweens and teens but somewhere along the way I gave up and in many ways my blog become a space where I shared my experiences but what of those things that burned in my brain but either didn’t fit here or I wasn’t ready to share here. They have been getting lost
I looked at buying a nice diary to jot some daily thoughts down in but they all tended towards the planner layout rather than just a black page for each day and so I have delved into my rather large notebook collection. Because I am a bit of a stationary hoarder. And am going the really old fashioned route. Writing the date at the top of each page and then… well whatever flows out. It will be less about what I have done that day and more about my thoughts and feelings. Or at least that is the plan at this moment.
I am hoping having that space to just splurge onto the page will help me to both get things out of my brain but also some that some of it will be transferred here or at least inspire more words here. It will also be a another things to do before going to sleep at night that does not involve looking at my phone.
No idea if it is going to work, or even if I will be very good at keeping it up but new year, new start, blank page, will write!