Go into mystery.
You're there? Good. Now go deeper. And deeper. And further. Further in. To the depth of mystery. To the inner Y in mYstery. Go in without expectations. Go in without stops. Go in not knowing what mystery you'll uncover. Go in not thinking you will uncover a thing at all.
Writing is all about going into the unknown; the mystery. Okay, okay... sure - sometimes it is about fulfilling a task, or 'getting it done' or pocketing that paycheck, but all other times? ALL other times - if you can - make writing be about the unknown. Discover it. Be open to unwind into something. Into nothing. Is there any difference between the two anyways?
And if writing isn't your thing, go in the mystery of your day. Do the thing that scares you. Do something new every day. Eat the thing you used to hate, see if you had changed. Say hello to a stranger in the street. Dance in your kitchen. Sing from your balcony. Play a video game. PLAY anything. Go IN to a state of discovery. To whatever mystery is to you. Dig into the Y in mYstery. It hides in plain sight and all you have to do is open your eyes and go IN. Go into it. Go intuit. Go into your intuition. Go into your instinct.
Just -- go.
Good. Now go deeper.
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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