One of the benefits of my past writing experience is the ability to look intently and intentionally during the day, using my senses and noticing more than I normally would. Seeing beauty and meaning around me, whilst making everything noteworthy.
Most of the time, I walk about without drawing deeply from my environment. This writing journey takes me there. Since I joined the challenge, I have been inspired to search around for stories, creating in me an engagement and passion with possibilities.
However, this week, in preparation for the ride, I have been clad with deep thinking, planning, drawing from what I have written about in the past, experiences and more thinking.
This got me nowhere.
Here I am, on the first day with no plan in sight, except, deep thoughts and questions.
“Should I have a daily theme?”
“Could it be a poem and a reflection?’
“Should I write parts of the story I am developing?”
I struggle with these thoughts. Then I tell myself exactly what I will be doing. Generating pieces from parts of my daily experiences and creating a picture of what happens in these quarters.
Hopefully, the excitement of holding the pen again and travelling daily will reveal a lot more.