In my spare time, of which I still seem to have very little, I often muse about what could be. Alright, I daydream. Always have and hope I always will. 'If I ruled the world' is a theme that occasionally crops up and I store some of these thoughts away and write some down because one day... I could just possibly turn that musing into a novel.
I saw a quote last week which is one of those blindingly obvious and yet profound statements on life:
"If I write everyday, I will get better at writing every day"
The quote is from a poster used on our OU Survivors group Facebook page. I love the simplicity of this statement, no real pressure, just a promise that I can do something to improve my writing - even if it is only getting better at writing consistently!
Another quote I saw recently:
'A goal without a plan is a wish'
I may have seen this on another blog site, let's say I did - here's the site: http://jakonrath.blogspot.com/
Mr Konrath is a self published ewriting evangelist. His blogs are worth reading if you are interested in e-publishing.
My plan for the next few days is to - at the very least - write one freewrite each day. A freewrite being the result of writing whatever comes into ones head while writing fairly quickly for a short period of time. It is not publishable writing, not edited, not considered, just written. It can be garbage, it can be wonderful. I was surprised to touch on poetry today. My theme - world domination:
Tapping away, tippy tapping, keyboards clacking - why don't they hear us, where will they find us? Can we explode? Time to move out, time to be bold. A215 - how many of us are there? Two hundred and fifteen divided by zero, multiplied by infinity to the power of writing - where will we go, where will we run to? Will they read us in Delhi, buy us in Darby, swap us in Brazil, download us in Israel?
Who are we kidding? Us rule the world? Why not? The US did for a time but now it is ours - seize the day, well, the couple of minutes scratching out prose on an iPad or real pad between coffee and bagel or hot water take out. One word, one world at a time, maybe the Universe beckons, astronauts flying out there is the asteroid belt, buckling in for an ice cold novel written by one of us destined to chill. Keep on writing, who knows where we'll be this time next year...
A215 is the course/module number for the Open University's Creative Writing module