So, for the past almost year, I was doing a poem or short story a day every day on this blog. I learned a lot about my creative process during this time and happened on a type of writing I really enjoy. But towards the end of the year, I began to feel overwhelmed with the challenge I had set for myself. Putting myself out there, even when the poetry was not great, is not so bad, but sometimes you feel you’ve hit a streak of something that isn’t quite working. I did need a break. What I like about most about my creative process is that I let myself do whatever I want to do. I don’t really get into rules or any of that because that’s just not how I care to explore.
But then I thought, what if I did give myself some fallbacks, which would allow me away to keep on going and maintain the airy, lighthearted sort of approach I keep to writing.
Here are some things I know I will probably always write about. Particularly because I find them endlessly fascinating.
nature in general
the night sky
things that shimmer
things that glow
the beat of music
the sound of voices
things that twinkle
things that shine
things that have an outpouring kind of quality
things that others apparently don’t notice
I mean I could keep going. I’ve learned that what I’m attracted to writing about basically all centers around wonder and inspiration. And I’m going to do it a stream of consciousness fashion. That’s how I write poetry. I just write what I feel.
Anyway, so I’m going to come back from my break. And I think I’m going to write poems most days. I find I get into a good flow on my commute. But whatever, to each their own. I may play with themes and I may take more pictures to incorporate or inspire the poem.
We’ll see where this takes me, but feel free to read what I write here. I will be putting out a collection of poetry this year. And if you come across any pictures that look like they reflect the above things (or are just plain cool), please send them!