Sunday, November 03, 2013

November Project

I decided this year to take on a writing project a little different from the last couple of Novembers, when I have attempted to post on my blog each day of the month.  This year, I'm writing a poem each day.  At least, I'm trying.  I've done three poems so far, but the one for November 1st was already cheating a little, since it was one I had been working on for a couple of weeks.  And tomorrow makes the first day of November that I will go to work, since Friday was a holiday.  It's one thing to write on days off, and it's another to keep it up on work days. 

It remains to be seen whether I'll post some or any of my poems.  But this project is a reminder that I really need to write more.  Not so I can check it off my to-do list, but because I feel better when I do.  Writing helps me to arrange at least some of the stuff in my head.  Writing is a bit like exercising; I sometimes have to force myself to do both, but I can't deny the good effects both have on me when I follow through.  And for writing, that seems to be true whether or not I end up liking what I write. 

2 comments:

Janet said...

"Writing helps me to arrange at least some of the stuff in my head." I like that... and relate.

I've been writing a lot of unpublished, or privately published, blog posts lately. It's true that it has value whether anyone sees it or not, and whether we like it or not.

That being said, I still hope you'll share some of your poems! Good luck with your writing goals!

LInda Baie said...

I hope you'll share some, too, Ruth. Once you get into the rhythm, I imagine it will be easier! Topics will flow... And perhaps you can write with students, too during the week! Best to you!