March has been a strange mixed bag of weather this year. It has also been a strange month for me writingly speaking. I have been writing more in my journal, and less on my WIPs and this blog. Part of this is coming from joining the IJ FB group and being more aware than I usually am. Not that this is bad, my journal has been the place I turn to when something excites, bugs, or frightens me. However the more time I spend journaling, the less creative writing I do. I haven’t found the correlation between the two, but that is how I’ve been since I can rember.
So as March closes and April sweeps in, I want to consciously renew my connection with my WIPs, while maintaining my renewed zeal for journaling. I want to keep my newfound passion for fountain pens going. Getting more familar and improving my pennmanship as well as a slower more conscious way of writing will influence my writing and my way of thinking. Sometimes I write fast caught up in the moment only to run head first into a wall. Then it seems to take twice as long to find a way around, over or through the wall than if I’d been a hair slower in my writing and a tad faster looking ahead.
Cheers on this cool, moody, Thursday evening, james