When You Have To Write

Hands up all you songwriters and writers of poetry and prose who have been in this particular place or find yourself there on a regular basis. For some, writing is a hobby dabbled in but in your case, you HAVE to write. If you go too long without writing something down, you get a bit edgy, like you haven’t had a coffee when you need one. If you wait longer still, you get too busy in your head, with all the thoughts whirling around – thoughts that you desperately need to process and possibly even share. After that, comes a sort of numbness – a blockage to the thoughts which, by that stage, have become stuffed down, intertwined and even confused, having no way of being processed. Wait long enough, and the mood can actually slump. Some of us need to write and do it regularly, just as we exercise (or know we should exercise!), ring our mother (if we have one) and do the dishes (believe me, after a week or so, there are colours, textures and smells in those dishes that have to be dealt with using gloves!!!)

So anyway, back to writing. What is stopping you from writing today? Sometimes I make myself get this and that done before I compose a piece of writing on the computer or type a post on my phone, yet by the time I get here, the inspiration has gone. Some things need to be written right away, like poetry or lines from a song. The essence of the writing needs to be captured in its entirety, not as fragments from the days before.

Tonight I am giving myself permission to write. Tomorrow too. I won’t hold back and I may not even get the housework done first. Sometimes the writing will motivate a better me to come forth! If not, at least my brain can be a little less busy!!!

Published by mezruth

I am a wife and a mother of two beautiful and spirited young children, living in Australia. Unashamedly, I am a follower of Christ; He is my daily hope and inspiration. I enjoy dabbling in a range of hobbies ! These include (but aren't limited to) gardening, cooking, making cards, playing piano, singing, writing letters, journalling and walking in nature/ identifying animal species. I find it hard to make time for myself but I'm learning that life is too short and sometimes things must be scheduled in or the days slip away without much change. Family and friends are very important to me and I am happiest when I live my life in community.

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