I recently subscribed to Lauren Camps’ Which Silk Shirt, and I recommend it for all she offers in her posts–food for writing thoughts as well as posts on art, book reviews, current events, language, her own poems, writing analysis, markets, and more. Her most recent post, Write a Single Line, was simple but important, because it addresses excuses often made for not writing. Laura said,
The other day as I was driving past the field at the bottom of my street, bemoaning my busy schedule and how there isn’t enough time to write, I realized that there is always time for at least one line. . . . Oh, but there’s more… Don’t just write any line. You must give yourself some parameter. Just one single variable that keeps you on track.
When you read her full post, you’ll recognize it as an excellent goal for short writing droughts, or in my case, for all of 2012. I’m going to start today with a “At least a single line” commitment to 2012.
My focus will be to use scent words to describe something in my day that is not usually associated with scent. I’m not always going to post my line for the day, but I am going to log them on a separate, private space and see what accumulates. What grows from this goal, will definitely make its way out from under the rabbit’s paw into the sunlight.
For other resolution ideas visit Kellie Elmore’s Magic in the Backyard: Free Write Friday.
(WordPress informed that this is my “200th post.” Huzzah!)
I’ve lit a stick of determination and let its musk arouse my pen.