August 19, 2011

on writing: a routine.

There's really nothing better than waking up early, taking a walk around the area, then sitting--coffee in hand--on our deck, watching the rest of the neighborhood stir and awaken. The air is still, the sun bright and warm without being too hot, and my mind clears. Opens itself to the day.

When people ask whether I have any writing "rituals," whether I have to do anything special before sitting down to write--well, this is probably the closest thing I have to a routine.

Because the real secret? Well, it's just to sit down and actually write. Don't feel bad if nothing comes to you right away; that's not the point. The point is that you're giving yourself the time and the space to do something you love. And that right there is enough to feel good about, don't you think?

(Photo: My Flickr)

9 comments:

siddathornton said... [Reply to comment]

mornings like that are my favorite.

Alissa said... [Reply to comment]

Such a simple and sweet way to describe your writing. Morning walks and hot coffee? The start to my dream day! And the concept of your mind opening itself to the day? Fabulous. Thank you for sharing!

Jasmine said... [Reply to comment]

What are you writing at the moment?
I love mornings like that!

Laura Marie said... [Reply to comment]

@Jasmine Just finished up a short story I'd been working on & added to the start of a novel that--slowly but surely--is taking shape :)

Jasmine said... [Reply to comment]
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Jasmine said... [Reply to comment]

Nice to hear, I'm happy for you :) I'm also working on a first novel, but the progress is really slow at the moment because there's too much to do for my studiess :/

Jasmine said... [Reply to comment]

-s

brlracincwgrl said... [Reply to comment]

What a beautiful way to start the morning :)

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