Without Words 2

Today is the first day for five weeks that I have put pen to paper and written something. Five weeks – how did I do it? Why did I do it?
I needed a break. In 2012 I struggled to be creative. This year, creativity just hasn’t stopped. I wrote so much poetry between January and June. Too much. Too many ideas. Too much flooding through my brain.
So, no writing and no reading. (For me, words engender words). I was scared at the prospect of five weeks without writing. But it turned out that not writing was the easiest thing in the world. I actually felt relief at not having to write. I think this indicated that I needed to stop. For over 20 years I have written something creative nearly every day. Five weeks of abstinence was good for me. Instead of feeling I had to capture everything I saw, smelt, tasted, touched and heard on paper, I was free to enjoy it all instead.
I have to admit though, that this last weekend my hands were itching to pick up a pen and start this new journal.
Next week, find out how I managed Without Reading…
© Freya Pickard 2013
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