Fridaying My Way Through Writing

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It’s a solidly gray day here in Chicago, and I’m hoping I haven’t fallen off the blogging wagon. I skipped a day yesterday, the first since the A-to-Z Challenge.

Bad me.

I am in a very odd space of inspiration and non-inspiration, thinking but not quite ready to do. I’m hoping that like water suddenly retreating from the shore amidst an eerie silence, that I am on the brink of a creative tsunami.

We shall soon see.

With the show halfway through its run, and my only responsibilities picking up cake and refreshing one of the props, it’s time to return my attention to my original writing. My real writing.

I have such romantic visions of sitting down and doing the work, but anyone who has ever written anything knows how that tends to go. Just ask Spongebob.

But when that rush of creativity hits, there’s nothing much you can do other than be carried away with the tide.

And that might be a tad more romanticizing.

I also have editing to do, with a manuscript that needs to convert from draft 1 to draft 2 at some point.

This sketch comedy writing has been fun in many ways, and I’ve picked up a lot of great, transferable skills, but short-form sketches aren’t who I am as a writer. So for me and Spongebob, it’s time to hit the pencil and paper.

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11 thoughts on “Fridaying My Way Through Writing

      • You’re most welcome. Yep, Writing is definitely a universal thing that isn’t limited by the material being created. Sometimes I think that running shoes should be worn while doing it…hehe.

  1. I’ve come to realize that when necessary I can power thru what I need to write, and it’ll be good. But when I can be more Spongebobian about the process and dawdle a bit, I enjoy the results more. Hoping that your Friday works out just the way you need it to be. Happy writing, or not!

    • Thanks so much! You know, I’ve never thought to compare the results. The process can be much more fun when it’s Spongebobian (which I LOVE, by the way. I’m waiting for the college courses, and eventually, the entire Spongebobian school of thought).

      For me, a million other things tend to pop up, which is why the discipline is helpful. When I can find it.

  2. I can relate to the romantic, serious writing plan and then the “well first I’ll just check my email and see what my friends are doing on Facebook,” and somehow it becomes afternoon and other things have claimed my time. Wishing you self-discipline and productivity.

      • Thank you so much for those kind words. These days have all been taken up with outdoor work. I am so close to done and ready to sit here and write again without my toes and hands in pain. It’s not easy planting trees. 🙂 Some nights I’m almost too tired to write in my journal, but I do it.

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