Saturday, May 22, 2010
Edit or shred it. This used to be my motto. Not so these days. I went for too many years not writing because I didn't have the time to properly edit my writing. Not so any more, I'm a new writer. Real and raw. I've decided that instead of trying to be cute, creative, or any other synonym I'd love to be associated with, I'd better get real and simply write. Of course I review and take care of glaring mistakes. But gone are the days of theme, flow, and even carry-through of complete thought. This is my time to reflect, a step above perhaps from stream of consciousness journal writing that I enjoyed before parenting took away that precious time in the evenings.
Now I have to get back to writing. For me, to be able to purge, to enable myself to look back, to share my emotions, triumphs and setbacks with others. To tell a story or share something that delights me - creative, silly, sad, touching. I may well be the only one who actually reads this, which is cool by me. Even less of a reason to stress over details and wordsmithing.
So forgive me my raw unpolished posts, and pretend I'm just a friend chatting.