I have recently realised that I read to escape and I write in an attempt to discover solidity and clarity.
And so ends any secret desire I had to ever write fiction (which I didn’t have, so I’m not too bothered!).
It is an interesting juxtaposition. I pick up a book and am instantly transported somewhere else and into someone else’s context. I have succeeded in removing myself from my little world.
But I write in hope of discovering truth and grace in my little world. Perhaps I have needed to do more escaping lately, but I seem to be reading a lot more than I am writing. However it is also the time of year for taking it easy and relaxing with a good book so I am not too concerned about my avoidance of putting pen to paper.
A lovely friend of mine, on her blog (http://allsaidanddone.com/), has introduced ‘Illustration Friday’s’ where she shares illustrations from children’s books. It is a lovely idea and I am going to unashamedly copy her (thanks Bec!)!
So let me introduce ‘paroles mesurées de lundi’ (which is French for ‘Monday’s measured words’). I will attempt to put pen to paper (fingers to keyboard) and start writing.
This is not a New Year’s resolution!
It is because I need to get serious about it.
I need to get disciplined.
I need to challenge myself.
And I need to pursue this thing that I have secretly loved and held tightly to my chest for a long time.
Let’s see what happens…bring on Monday!