Thursday, February 2, 2012

Writing Challenges and Victories - Row80 Check In 3


It is interesting that you never have more or less time. There is always the same number of ours in the day but we are programmed to think there isn’t enough. There isn’t enough time, there isn’t enough resources, there isn’t enough; but there is exactly enough time and resources for everyone.

I have been writing off and on (mostly off) for a good part of my life. I have the same amount of time that I have always had yet I am suddenly writing more than I ever have before; both for my stories and for my blogs. I had hoped that someday would get here but little did I know someday was already here.

I say that because it wasn’t the time that prevented me from writing, it was the fear of what people would think of my writing, it was allowing my wounds to stop me from writing. Seriously, how silly is that; to allow something that someone else said or did to affect how you are?  I am feeling a freedom with my writing that I have never had before.

The only problem I seem to be having right now is in the emotional aspect of my writing. Something is holding back the feelings part of it. It is something I am going to be exploring the next couple of weeks; both within myself and within my writing because really, they are both the same.

I have written/typed 5838 words since Sunday, as well as four blog posts and finished one guest blog post.  That isn’t counting all of the words written/typed replying to comments, making comments on others’ blogs, and my morning pages of 750 plus every morning. I don’t think I really had a clue how much typing I could do in so short a time before. That is what wordmongering and 750words.com has shown me over the last week and a half. It is fascinating how much you can get done when you have given yourself 30 minutes to do it.

I am not sure if everyone gets, really gets, how to use the wordmongering. It is to bust out as many of your streams of consciousness for your stories and blogs as you can within that thirty minutes. No it isn’t all going to be great writing but the more you write the more you let your fingers put down all of the thoughts going through your head about your story then you will find the gold. You can go back and take your time editing, or time yourself editing as well so you don’t over think it. That is why it is called the first draft. Don’t worry about what it looks like or sounds like just type.

My goals for this week are to make sure I do at least one wordmongering a day – We have a lot going on the next week or two. I would appreciate any positive energy you can send our (my family and I) way. I will explain more in a couple of weeks.

Continue doing my morning pages every morning. – I love them and it really helps to purge the clutter in my brain.

Work with writing and feeling the emotions within my writing.

Yes that is all I am going to focus on for this week. Sometimes you just have to keep it simple. 

Blessings,
Morgan

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8 comments:

  1. Morgan, it sounds like you're getting this thing figured out. I think the key, as you say, is to set aside a period of time and just write. I'm happy for you that you are finally putting your efforts out there for the rest of us to share.
    Sending positive healing energy to you and family.
    Be well, be blessed.

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    1. Yes, it is a message that I have been hearing for years, just write, but didn't truly get it until this past week.

      Thank you Prudence, I appreciate your sending healing energy.

      Peace,
      Morgan

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  2. Thanks so much for explaining wordmongering and 750words.com. Have been looking for something like this just to work out all the kinks, although I used to "free write" (the term dates me) any where at any time. Also appreciate your comment about over thinking editing--it's a mirror for me.

    Karen

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    1. Don't you just love people mirrors... Great way to see ourselves. :D

      I love free writing. I have been doing it for years but I never timed myself or did any kind of word count. I would just write by hand for at least three pages or until something clicked and I answered my own questions. 750words.com is so much better and faster, at least for me and my competitive nature. :D

      I am glad I could help you understand some of these wonderful tools that we have available to us. If you want to know more about wordmonging http://www.wix.com/notveryalice/wordmongering#!rules

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Peace,
      Morgan

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  3. This struck such a chord, Morgan. The problem with connecting the feelings part... And it's something I too have been trying to understand. While it's probably of no comfort to you, I find a sense of contentment and relief knowing that "I am not alone." MyWANA to be sure. I posted this link on my own check-in, but it may help you here and now:
    http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2012/01/27/3-steps-to-freedom-grab-hold-of-your-brilliant-future/

    Blessed be.

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    1. Thank you Eden, it is always nice to know one is not alone in their issues. Maybe we can learn together by sharing our journeys as we go along.

      Peace,
      Morgan

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  4. Sending love to you and your family.

    I am so grateful to hear how much #wordmongering has helped your process move forward. I love it, too. It helps so much to know someone else is writing alongside me for thirty minutes.

    Almost unexplainable to those who haven't done it a lot!

    "See" you in the twitter feed!

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    1. I am so very grateful I saw your Tweet that mentioned #wordmongering. I immediately had to check it out. If you ever need anything that is within my power to give, I am here for you.

      Peace,
      Morgan

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