I just need some of it.  No laundry, no talking, no Pinterest, no email!  All of it just causes a blocked brain…..I need to empty it of everything so that I can think of a something.  Everyone has gone to sleep and the house is so soft and quiet… thoughts start to unfold, finally.  Exhale.

And I promise myself for the hundredth time that I will get up early tomorrow, in the space before the rest of the house starts to yawn and stretch, and I will write write write.


6 thoughts on “Space

  1. I hope this works out for you! I myself have tried various ways to try and scrape out some time in my day specifically for writing, and so far nothing has worked out very well. Instead, I’ve just tried to fit writing in the cracks of my day, the few minutes here and there between the comings and goings, sleeping and screaming, eating and crying. That seems to be the only way for me but I hope you have better luck. It’s amazing how willing we are to make time for so many other things, and yet not this one thing that gives us so much happiness and fulfillment!

    • exactly. everything else goes before the writing and it is so easy to let it fade. i am with you…writing gets sandwiched in to the nooks and crannies! but i am trying to think of this like those old walls in little villages that are all cracked and mossy. in the nooks and crannies, there are sometimes flowers growing!!

  2. Oh, Shireen, I know that feeling too too well! I never thought I was a morning person, but now I love that early morning quiet, just me and my laptop and the birds waking up and the dew still wet on the grass outside.

    You have a fabulous voice,love your imagery and metaphors! So glad you are going for it with your writing. Playing it safe gets us nowhere except in a little prison made up of self-imposed limitations.

    • Aw, thank you so much for your comment and encouragement. It means a lot, especially since the blog is so young! I am slowly falling in love with mornings….have you read The Artist’s Way? It talks about the importance of writing in the morning – it is a great ritual to have. Thanks for stopping by…I hope you come again soon x

  3. One thing that helped me really get writing was nanowrimo…just found out they have camp nanowrimo starting in June…look it up and sign up…50,000 words in 30 days. it is a thrill ride, it is fun, it is frustrating, but it also makes you feel accountable to something. BTW, do you live in Utah? I do, and I am a teacher too, and a mom, and a bit quirky, good girl who would have loved to break the rules more as well…I am so excited to follow your blog!

    • Hi there! Thanks so much for your comment and for stopping by! I will def check out nanowrimo! i have heard of it, but was always freaked out by the hugeness of it! BUT, it is probably JUST what I need!
      I am in London, UK! Quite a walk from you 😉 But you sound like a kindred spirit too!

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