life, writing

Creative Stirrings

I’m beginning to feel the itch to write, scratching at the back of my neck. Faint voices are chatting to each other in the corners of my mind. I can’t quite make out what they are saying, not yet, but I know that if I wait the words will come.

Sometimes we have to let go of the pressure we place on ourselves to be creative in order for that creativity to flow where it needs to. I’ve spend months now, polishing and revising. Editing – a thing that I love – has become stifling and tiresome. I mentioned the other day that I have given myself some time out, and part of that is allowing myself the freedom to write something else if I’m called to it.

I’m not, not yet, but I think a new idea is stirring and I’m tentatively excited about that possibility. I desperately want to get back to editing, but I think writing something new will enliven me, give me more gusto for the edits on my return. A friend has given me a theme to write to, and that normally kicks the brain into action.



2 thoughts on “Creative Stirrings”

  1. I think the part of writing I enjoy most is when the characters take over and I write stuff that surprises me, but e very close second is that first sense of whispers in my mind of a new story coming. What a wonderful feeling! I’ve written without it, but writing with it is SO much fun. πŸ™‚ SO happy you are feeling those stirrings. Usually means something good is coming. πŸ™‚

    1. Usually! I hope so πŸ™‚ Going to do a little free writing today I think and see what comes out. It’s nice to just write with no pressure or thoughts of quality in mind. Just, writing for writings sake.

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