While I continue to plug away with my reading, I’ve also been thinking that I really need to put all of my beautiful blank books and journals to good use! In addition to collecting books, I seem to have a “thing” with writing journals and blank books. I love to purchase them with the great intentions of getting back into writing, and then the journals sit on my shelve collecting dust. Hopefully I’m not the only one out there with this habit! 😀
I’ve never been big on “journaling”, but I’ve started thinking that I could really benefit from this practice. I love to write, but as I’ve mentioned in the past, I really haven’t made the time to foster and support creativity. Part of the issue with breaking into my journals is that I don’t want to “ruin” my beautiful journals, and part of the issue is that the perfectionist side of my rears its ugly head and if I don’t have something that I think is worth saving in a journal (i.e. a great poem, thought, etc), I tear out the page. I’ve made a few attempts at some free writing, started and then didn’t keep with a gratitude journal, and also jotted down some reflections. I would like to get back into the practice of writing – I just need to figure out where I want to start. Perhaps I’ll start with some of the writing prompts I’ve received from a writing class and online?
Any fellow writers or wannabe writers with tips or words of encouragement?