Day 2 prompt:
Writing.What do you do each day that doesn’t contribute to your writing – and can you eliminate it? (Author, Leo Babauta)
So interesting, that after writing yesterday about wanting writing back in my life… this prompt appears, asking what I can eliminate. Wow. I’m a little weirded out by that.
My first thought was that nothing in my day contibutes to my writing. I simply haven’t been writing, or journaling, or blogging about much of anything.
My second thought was that the very fact that I have a life contibutes to my writing, even if it isn’t making it to paper at this point in time. And it is life itself that, while not not contributing to my writing, is still keeping me from it.
Yeah, I know. That one’s a tongue twister for the brain.
So what can I possibly eliminate? I don’t watch a lot of TV anymore, don’t read a lot of blogs anymore. Sleep comes to mind, but doesn’t seem prudent. But as I said yesterday, I maybe need to “become” a morning person. Getting up before the rest of the family for a little quiet alone time would probably be effective. Easier said than done for a bonafide night owl in a family of morning people.
I have no answers yet. But just the act of ruminating on it, rolling ideas around, thinking creatively is satisfying. For now.