9/25/09

Thoughts on the Future

Every time I look up it seems like another month is gone. So as I am heading into the last quarter of this year, I naturally have started thinking about the end to this project. I’ve really grown to love being forced to write every day. So I have been trying to think about what I’ll do when my 365 days are over. Trying to figure out how I could still have some sort of commitment to keep my writing going but something that will kick it all up a notch so to speak.

One of my favorite things about this whole project has been the symmetry of it. I love the numerical constraint. It forces me to focus within the word confinement. But I’ve gotten really good at it. I know how to manipulate my writing to achieve the word count and I’ve gotten much better at allowing my writing to be as raw as it gets while staying true to myself. I have let myself just put it out there for better or for worse. That in and of itself is huge for me. Before I started this blog I hardly ever let anyone read my writing, let alone broadcast it on the internets for everyone to find and trip across.

So I’ve been trying to figure out how to push my bravery even farther. And, at the same time, how to push my writing. Because even though I know you’ve all loved the year long, in-depth guided tour of my deepest, darkest neuroses, I’d love to be able to write about more than my day-to-day life. I’d love to take some risks and see what I can really do. And while I would love to go to grad school post haste, there is just no way to make that work right now. So I thought maybe I could put myself through some sort of boot camp.

I’ve got a couple of ideas percolating, but I thought I’d throw it out there for you as well. I’m blessed with some pretty incredible writers who read this blog, and I’d love to hear from you! Have any ideas for where to take my writing next?

1 comment:

Linda said...

I am sure that I am NOT one of those "incredible writers" but I say hey, why not put it all out there, take the chance, jump and see where you land or do you fly? It's all about risk anyway, isn't it? xoxox :)