First off, my apologies for not posting on Tuesday. I’m housesitting for some point friends this week and it’s got me thrown off schedule.
Second, this will be a short post, since I’m typing on my ancient phone.
All I really want to say is this: Don’t be afraid to write stuff that sounds weird. Probably due to my change of scene and a lack of sleep induced by wifi, a home theater, and a cat who likes to socialize at two in the morning, I’ve been writing some pretty trippy stuff. For instance, day before yesterday I wrote a scene where some unidentified female discussed the point of suffering with an unidentified narrator. While swimming around in a pool. Fairly random and definitely unconnected to any project.
And that’s okay. I think it’s easy to get caught up on writing something “sensible” or “good quality,” and that can easily lead into fear and blocks.
So instead of succumbing to that notion, I have a separate notebook that I call “The Random Bubbling of my Mind.” There I can scribble down all those random bits that come to me, as bits do. In that notebook, I don’t have to worry about how much quality is in the subject matter. I can just get the words down.
If, like me, you have a tendency to self-censor your own subject matter, then I highly suggest keeping a special notebook for those really weird things that show up sometimes. Because nothing you write is worthless, and you never know what you might need someday.
Well, that’s really all I have to say. This was a lot of words to type on a tiny phone. I hope it all makes a bit of sense, because I’m literally falling asleep right now. If not, more apologies will be due.