Thursday, December 2, 2010

Reflecting on 2010, Reverb 10: Day 2

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Reverb 10: Day 2 Prompt

Writing
What do you do each day that doesn’t contribute to your writing — and can you eliminate it? (Author: Leo Babauta)

I'm not really sure what keeps me from writing - or being creative each day. I can make excuses, but I seem to fill my days with lots of "stuff."

I wonder if Facebook is keeps me from writing. Maybe it's my "addiction" to TV (Criminal Minds, Law & Order, NCIS, etc.)

It seems like I can find time to do "meaningless" things....

But something else keeps me from writing. Maybe it's the subconscious fear that my thoughts, written down will be imperfect. Maybe it's the fear of trying.

Maybe it's simply fear.

I've joked with friends in the "biz" about writing a novel. Actually, I've joked about it for 10 years. Wonder what's kept me from trying.

Fear.

Maybe that's my goal for 2011. To step away from the fear and enter the unknown. To try something that could be a challenge.

I think I'll definitely check out this website: 750 Words or at least try this method of free writing. I have a creative friend who does this, and he talks about how freeing this is - he writes his "freehand" each morning on a yellow legal pad (I believe). Maybe this will be the way to "de-clutter" my brain.

Maybe I'll try something new....

Hum... New, that word keeps coming up. Maybe New will be my 2011 words.

I'll keep you posted.

Want to see what started this all? www.reverb10.com. You can follow what others are doing with this prompt on Twitter. Just search for #Reverb10 or @Reverb10. There's also a blog list, of participants, at http://www.reverb10.com/participate/.

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