Thursday, March 30, 2017

What's Left?

This is the next to the last day of the slicing challenge and I'm searching for a meaningful and interesting idea for a post. I have lots of blog posts from other bloggers saved to use as inspiration, but I'm not feeling them right now. I just spent thirty minutes looking through blogs for more ideas. Nope. The only thing that comes to mind is this: "Everything's been written already. What else do I have to say? It's been said." You know what those words tell me?!?! That the judge is taking over. I'm too tired to push it away effectively. I've nudged that voice over enough to compose these words, yet I feel doubt regarding their importance. Writers...We write. We tell stories. We tell the truth.

"Is any of it original? Is that even important?" NO. Stop!

I showed up here. I searched and listened and searched some more. I tried and failed. I tried again and now I'm writing these words. Are they brilliant? Nope. Why? They tell my story today. I'm struggling to think creatively, yet I showed up. I'm here doing the work and that's what writers do. What's left? Write. Show up. Push through. Do the work. The words will come. The story will emerge as long as the writer is there.

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9 comments:

  1. I don't know what to write as a comment, either, so I am with ya!
    Kevin

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  2. I had to laugh (silently, so as not to wake up the rest of the household)...my post today was about the same exact thing! We both got our tushes in our chairs and did it anyway!

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  3. Your slice is great! It describes how all writers feel so much of the time! Writing about writing is a very valid topic. Congrats on being almost done! 1 more day- we can do it!

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  4. Sometimes I wonder why I bother, even when I have a good story to tell.

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  5. So you came up with something important in the last paragraph... everything else led up to it. Words are seldom wasted when we write. It ends up leading somewhere.

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  6. This sentence struck me: "That the judge is taking over." I have fought and fought against that inner judge for years and this year, I feel like, for the first time, I won! My blogs may not be as perfect or as detailed, but I've sure had more fun! Way to go for slicing even when the inspiration wasn't there! Your post was wonderful!

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  7. And the words are written, and you've passed this step. Now, write on! You're such an inspiration, Michelle. I'm always reminding myself to do more in my journal pages, remembering how wonderful yours look. I don't tire of seeing them, FYI. Keep going!

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  8. So glad you showed up and pushed through!

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