I know it has been some time. But, I have actually been productive with writing a story with a friend and so that has kept me away. However, I do want to get working on some other writing projects as well. I have more story ideas that I want to start brainstorming and fleshing out. Apart from that, I want to start using my free time at work to jot down some words that I can use as a theme so I could perhaps free write on this blog at some point.
Freewriting has always been a useful tool for me and I want to use it to help me get my words out. Of course, editing is crucial too. But, I just want to get things going so I can actually build on it.
I need to start somewhere, right?
My problem is that I have so many ideas and not much time to work on them, so I lose time. That is why I am really going to try and make better use of it.
I think I will start with simple exercises that will help me get into the flow. For example, I was thinking of practicing descriptive writing. Take a scene and just describe it with words. Maybe throw in some people or animals. Who knows? It could become a story of its own. I already have an idea with some of places that I have seen even in recent memory.
So, tomorrow, I will check back in with a description of scenery. Let’s see if I can form a narrative with it. Even if I can’t, at least I am trying to practice.
Besides, writing is like a muscle. If you never exercise it, you will lose it.