The Writer's Rant
You may be wondering what it's like to write a public daily blog for nearly seven months.
~Or you probably didn't think of it at all until this very moment. The world doesn't revolve around me after all... darn it! ~
Well, d'you want the truth? Or do you want... the truth?
Truth is, it is sometimes joyful, and sometimes grilling.
Sometimes flowing, and sometimes irritating.
Sometimes it's gold, and sometimes it's....shit.
On my good writing days, which are most days (knock on wood), I am eager to sit by my laptop and write away. I go swiftly into flow mode, and lose track of time and get completely sucked in by the blend of imagination and mind. Sounds like a cliche, and it really is - but in flow state I sit and watch as my hands type away, and my mind is trying to keep up with the hands writing away my subconscious. Or their subconscious. Or some collective ideas from the ethers, who knows... '
The less good days are the ones when I for some reason or another am dreading the letting go that happens in the writing process, and so I procrastinate away by distracting myself with other things.
The MUCH less good days (Okay, fine - call them bad) are when I 'phone it in' and write something quick so I can keep up with my daily accountability, but I don't give it enough love, and I go to bed feeling a sense of a 'missed opportunity' or a 'cheat' day. It feels pretty shitty to cheat myself.
But I'd take some shitty days when the golden ones are so bright and shiny. When writing is fun - it's FUUUUNNNN. Like jumping off of an airplane. Or being on stage in a masterful performance . Or having a mind blowing orgasm. Or going on a magical psychedelic trip. Or falling in love. Or breaking into an uncontrollable laugh. The state of FLOW is why we all pretty much do... anything. And the more I write - the more I am in flow. Simple math.
So I guess my rant turned into an appreciation post!?
Hmmm, okay. That's another thing that writing does: It uncovers what I REALLY feel and think.
Can't argue with the ethers. And to them I say....AMEN!
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In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
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