Blog? Journal? News? What am I doing here? I'm going to share what's is happening, what I'm struggling with, what inspires me, and how I create. I'm going to write.
However, writing is one of my biggest challenges! I envy those who write well! That's probably why I love to read. BUT...not writing holds me back.. I feel I need to overcome this. I don't use language as a tool easily. My feelings and ideas aren't really available in the form of words. I'm a visual thinker. I think in the round with ideas that overlap; and my mind moves fast, often to a fault, wandering into different tangents. Writing seems like a clunky form of communication. It doesn't flow, and I find that I can't reach into my vocabulary tool box to grab the perfect word. These problems make writing tasks arduous and time consuming.
I've tried to keep journals so that I can work on this problem. Nope! Just can't seem to do it regularly. As much as I need to use my hands to create....pen to paper seems difficult. Maybe I'm used to the fluid nature of drawing, painting, and sculpting my ideas. Words seem to get in the middle, blocking my flow of thought. Writing on paper might even exacerbate the problem leaving me awkwardly holding a tool that usually acts as an extension of my body.
Recently, when I was typing on my computer while looking out the window, I realized that I can type much faster. I don't even need to look at the computer. My mind seemed to connect with the words more quickly. I thought that I might be able to try journaling on my computer, and here we are.
I realize that I'm going to have to climb the writing mountain if I want to see the view on the other side. So let’s get started. Shall I set some parameters? How about this. I promise to write in "plane-speak" and try not to get too caught up in trying to write beautifully. Do you care if there are spelling errors or the punctuation is wrong? I hope not. Just thinking about this makes me want to scrap the whole thing. Maybe I won’t even proof read my entries…Ok, I won't subject you to that.
My goal is to post once a month. Maybe you are interested enough to follow along. If so, I'd love to hear your comments. It will make the task feel less like writing and much more like conversation. Here we goooo...