Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Wishcasting Wednesday--Enjoy!

"What do you wish to enjoy?"  Thank you, Jamie, for this question today.  I need to get this into solid words.  I've been thinking around the edges of this for a while now, and this is a great opportunity to actually look at it.

I am a writer.  So why do I so often not write?  Why do I put it off, ignore it, give it minimal time then try to write during periods when I know I won't have the energy to really put in the proper effort (like when I'm really tired and need to go to bed, for example)?


I want to allow myself to sink into story, to live there for pages and pages and hours and days and not constantly be pulled out by worries of other things I need to do, other places I need to be, other people's schedules and needs and interruptions.  I want to not care that I only have 45 minutes before my boyfriend comes home--I want to write anyway, enjoying it, living it, not worried that I have to do something else sometime soon.

This month is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).  During November, I manage to put everything else on low priority and delve into my writing.  I want to find the way to do this all the time.  I know that I won't always have time to give my writing this much space and attention every day the way I do in November, but I desperately crave having this focus regularly during the rest of the year.  So that's what I wish for--I wish to enjoy my writing and stories all the time, not just in November.

13 comments:

Cazamataz said...

National novel writing month sounds great...as you wish for yourself i wish for you also.. enjoy your writing x
(p.s thankyou for letting me know about the link)

mami pea said...

So many things can impinge on our time, esp. when all we want to do is mindless of everything, but the creation at hand.

I wish for you to enjoy each minute you have to write , through & beyond November!

As you wish for yourself, I wish for you also.

Grace said...

Hey, Kim! :) How's the Nano going? Are you in the flow?

I wonder if we writers sometimes forget that writing is one way our creative energy flows and that sometimes, that energy needs to - or wants to - flow in a different direction, you know what I mean? I can be a writer. But I can also be a cook! Or a painter! Or a gardener! Or a homemaker! :) Sometimes, when things are really good, I"m all of them at once! LOL

As you wish for yourself, I wish for you as well!

Kate said...

I am doing Nano too and tied it in with my wishcasting post today...

As you wish for yourself I also wish for you.

Sherri said...

Enjoy the NaNoWriMo experience! I've yet to take part myself, but maybe one of these Novembers...

As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also.

Ellie Di said...

I deeply respect anyone who participates in NaNoWriMo, finisher or not. It takes an amazing amount of dedication to your craft just to try. Your writing is clearly important to you, so as you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also. <3

differenceayearmakes said...

As you wish for yourself, I wish for you also.

mtnmermaid said...

Enjoy your stories - this month and every month! As Kim wishes for herself, I wish also for her.

Ellie said...

As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also.

LissaL said...

Good luck with NaNoWriMo. Someday I will try it. I imagine the kids will be out of the house & I will lock myself in a room for 3 months...lol
As Kim wishes for herself, so i wish also:)

Cindy Jones said...

Kim,
As you know 5 minutes of time each hour you are awake is the start of ending procrastination. A timer is your friend. As you wish for youself, I wish for you also.

Karen D said...

As Kim wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.
I can't wait to see what you write, I know that feeling of putting it aside. I think Leah's creative everyday is helping motivate me to create each day, so far I have done 3 days in a row.. fingers crossed.
May you sink in and find the joy in writing your story.

Ralikat said...

Hey Kim, hopefully we can join forces and be of some use in your writerly endeavors. I know that since last November, I have made space in my life for the writing so I desperately feel I must do.

It produced the first novel of my life and a handful of characters that will not leave me alone for the life of me.

I only hope I can keep the pace up from here. This November has been a struggle to leave the others and find new names, new faces, and new spirits in which to take an interest.

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