Saturday, December 8, 2012

Unseen Words

I’ve been thinking a lot about how I really need to start writing consistently again. I found out that one of my favorite authors, Robin McKinley, does a daily blog, and it was so refreshing to read her style for her personal posts. She really is a hoot and writes in such a conversational, clever, and yet so educated way. Seriously, I don’t remember the last time I read a blog and needed to reach for the dictionary--multiple times. That woman must have memorized a thesaurus at one point in her life.

But I think what I really need to do is just write every day, and frankly, that scares me. I have these standards--one of which I’ve realized is that I only want to write things I’m ok with sharing, with publishing to my blog. And that means I don’t write very often.

But I've decided I can't be ok with not writing very often. And that means you may not see everything that I write.

Some of you may not know this about little ol' Tori: I really don't like NOT sharing things. So this decision to write without sharing is actually a pretty huge deal.

Like I've mentioned in the past, I noticed that I write a lot less when I have someone around to tell things to. (Ahem, Husband.) Talking through things is how I process them, be in with someone in person, or written out on paper or a blog post. But to me, it has always felt like a waste if there is no one reading what I write.

But no more! This woman is going to do her best to write when she can, because even if I'm not posting, writers write. If I want to keep calling myself a writer, I better get my act together and do it.

Even if no one sees it.

What new thing have you decided to do recently?


Jerry said...

That's write! I remember the first time I heard something you wrote and I immediately thought she is a writer.

Think about this...
You were born to Wright. :)

This was the first thing I read upon waking. My phone is my alarm and I check emails while I rub my eyes. I crawled out of bed with a start and said "I must respond."

Read any book about writing and a sentence to some effect with state...writers write.

Write on.

Mary said...

Write. That's what I need to do more as well. While I don't mind sharing, I feel like I can't get it out and on to the paper in a way that really expresses my insides. . . so I don't write.

Thanks for sharing!


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