The Secret Writer
Since I was a little
girl I have always wanted to be a writer. I would write out stories longhand
and then type them up on an old manual typewriter (why yes, I am in my 40s -
why do you ask?). I was so proud of these little manuscripts and I would painstakingly
file them away in a little box file under my bed. They never saw the light of
day and at some point when I moved away to Uni they fell foul of my Mum's
decluttering - Marie Kondo has nothing on my Mum - and I never saw them again.
I grew up, moved away
and got a Proper Job - with science and everything. In time I found knitting,
or rather it found me and in time I began to remember that I once had a
creative side. I found that I could express my creative instincts in knitting,
in pattern design and also through my blog, in writing again and I have to
admit that it felt wonderful.
Since becoming more
involved in the blogging world I have been fascinated by the practice of
journalling although I'm yet to find a method that works for me. Techniques
which have piqued my interest include:
Regardless of what it
is called and how I do it, I have made it my own private goal to write
something everyday. And no, my to-do lists (of which I write many) don't count.
I have to write something in my new girly notebook every day.
|My new notebook for Writing Important Things|
Whether it is 1
line or 1 page doesn't matter. Sometimes I sit down in a grump thinking of it
as a chore but often those are the days when it turns out that I have the most
At the moment these
writings, like my childhood stories don't see the light of day but eventually,
who knows. At least they will be safe from my Mum and her decluttering boxes.
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