“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” – Stephen King
“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” – Sylvia Plath
To write, or not to write, that is not the question at all; I will write. But to write consistently, to write well, and to write with conviction is not the question but rather the challenge. I started writing a couple of years ago, and took a self-inflicted hiatus. All who know me, and know my history, will know that just writing a check is a challenge. Yet even old dogs, or rather dogs with some mileage (as Indiana Jones put it) can learn new tricks. I have signed up for one of the Gotham Writer’s Workshops, Creative Writing 101, and my class starts January eighth. I couldn’t be more excited.
I am going to be blogging about my writing projects, my learning progress, and thoughts about how I am going to lurch forward in this craft. Chronicling my journey of expression. Most likely I won’t have to say anything, I hope my writing will speak for itself as I progress.
Just as with any endeavor the further you dig, the more surprises you reveal. I realize that this may just be a Pandora’s box, but I do like challenges. Managing my blog with updates about writing, and such as this is just one facet; how do I arrange the categories and such as that? Time, and the patience of any who read, will tell.
I look forward to the journey. Thanks for reading.