Thanks to this month's amazing hosts Allison Gammons, Tamara Narayan, Eva E. Solar, Rachel Pattison, and Ann V. Friend!
This month i'm feeling strangely secure as a writer. I'm a little over a month into this writing every single day thing and it's going ok. I can't say that I've blown myself away with my own creativity just yet but I can say that I've gotten more out of myself this way than I think I ever have before.
The pressure to write everyday means that I can't- I absolutely can not- refuse to post anything I write. So no matter how bad my inner critic may judge something to be and no matter how much I second myself I always end up posting anyway. There simply isn't the time to be that critical, to revise that much, to agonize over each and every word.
And some surprises have come out it. The biggest being when- in the course of a single week- I managed to get five paintings and seven chapters of a story written for yoga. Our assignment was to write a love story for heart chakra and my mind latched onto something right there and then that I needed- just needed to get done. So I did. No judgement, no 'this has to be perfect'. And something poured out of me that I honestly didn't know I had in me.
So on the whole- it's working. I'm writing- everyday. And after such a long drought it feels good to have the juices flowing again.