Writing 101, Day 1: Let Loose

Ah! Let loose! That could be interesting. What could become of just letting loose? Its been quite a while since I have done anything close to what I consider ‘letting loose,’ and I’m not sure I remember how. But, then again, we are talking about writing, so that is a bit different. 😉 Or is it really?

I have been really enjoying the Daily Post’s Daily Prompts because they have been helping me to stretch a bit out of just what’s right in the forefront of my mind. I signed up for the Writing 101 because I want to expand on my skills as a writer and I know that is done by writing. You see, I have a book that is hiding in the deepest recesses of my mind.

I have no idea, really, what this book is about. I can just feel it like that itch in the exact middle of your back that is one millimeter away from you being able to reach it from any angle. And it is that annoying.

I will sit in front of the computer with Word open and just start to write a bunch of nonsense with the hopes that what is there will eventually find its way out, either on its own or by getting caught up in the slip stream of thoughts pouring out. So far, it has stayed nestled in its hiding spot.

I’ve tried many things to access it: free thought, ignoring it completely, chasing it down, completely forgetting about it. So far, I have not been able to find the right type of back scratcher for this itch. At times, I wonder if I am making the whole thing up.

Is that possible? Could I somehow be creating a “need” to create something that just isn’t meant to be? And if I am, why? Am I hoping to be a best-selling author, publicly known, recognized? I don’t think so. I truly enjoy my privacy. So, what is it then?

Could it be my overall desire to be really great at whatever I do? Is it the desire to make enough money  to never have to worry about money being short again? Is it just to know that I have a creative project set up that will last for a bit?

Oh, the questions seem endless. So does the desire. Hmmm, I guess that all I can do at this point is continue to write, continue to blog (which I have come to love), continue to find writing challenges, and be happy with the process.


About dragonflygypsyusa

Over-thinker with way too much availability to the internet to research whatever might come to mind, amateur photographer, dog enthusiast, learning every day, working on finding my undamaged self.
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4 Responses to Writing 101, Day 1: Let Loose

  1. kartikkotian says:

    The writer in you will come out someday…


  2. aimingtobegreen says:

    Well they do say everyone has a story in there somewhere, I’m sure inspiration will hit when you least expect it. I have an idea but just don’t know if I have the commitment to do it!


  3. S. J. Walker says:

    Scratch that itch! Everyone has a story to tell and I have a feeling that yours will be engaging to the reader, as was this post.


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