My Genius has been cooperating with me over the last few days and I’ve been writing, writing, writing which is wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. It feels as though every time I start really getting into a story idea, amazing things happen in my life, too – the synchronicity of my creative imagination and my reality.
This rush of inspiration as I put words on a page has also given me an opportunity to keep the promises I make to myself – there is a notebook sitting in my handbag dedicated specifically to the story idea that has been rushing about my head and heart, and I’m going to be using it as my writing journal for this project.
Already I’ve written in my new writing journal (and revelled in turning to the first page) and detailed the great plans I have for the plot and characters, and already I know that much of this will change as my characters take over and tell their story for themselves. One of the amazing things about this process of reflection is that it has clarified much of what I was thinking, turning the thoughts into solid statements. It has made the project more real – it is no longer a document on my hard drive but a solid, tangible piece waiting for me to bring it forth.
I cannot believe how long it’s taken me to return to keeping a writing journal. The reflection process alone is worth a thousand blank pages of possibility.
My writing wish for you this week is for you to reflect on your writing. You do not have to keep a journal or write an essay on why you write (or don’t); simply reflect on the projects you are currently working on and your plans for them. Make your projects more than ideas and words on a page – make them real and give them the thoughts and attention they deserve.