Journal Keeping, Writer’s Block and Perfectionism

photo credit: Jack Mallon via photopin cc

photo credit: Jack Mallon via photopin cc

 

Meet my therapist and faithful friend, the Journal. As one who carries a journal mostly everywhere and always, saving me a small fortune in psychiatric fees I assure you, I’m hoping to encourage you in your own  journal keeping journey whoever you are and wherever  you are headed. Whether you write for fun, work, or for some other compelling reason or whether you are a creative person looking to overcome your fear of writing or a non creative person trying to tap your creativity, the bottom line is this: You have a wellspring of inspiration within you, I hope I can help you see that which is already there.

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The Writing Life (Stranger than Fiction)

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photo credit: Anne Worner via photopin cc

 

 

This morning my eyes opened and I lay in my bed between the sleep state and the “get your butt out of bed now” phase.

I never hit snooze on the alarm, in fact I usually wake before the alarm ever goes off.

I am a morning person. I am a late night person.

No, I’m not (really) two-faced (except on Facebook) but I actually am both a morning girl and a late night chick…

because a Writer writes when the muse visits otherwise the Writer will not be living a writing life.

 

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How Journal Keeping is like a Black Bunny (21 Days of Journaling in January-Week 1 )

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Welcome to 21 Days of Journaling in January. So you want to keep a journal, or you are looking for inspiration. Or maybe you just want to find the elusive prompt that will jolt your also elusive muse to get up off it’s butt and offer you a little encouragement. I don’t know all the details of why you have decided to pop in here, but I know you won’t regret it. So let’s start by taking the pressure off.

It’s a new year. I get that. Chances are you are setting the bar high…and I get that. But I want to tell you something from the bottom of my heart, because you might really need to hear it.

Journaling is like a friend that requires nothing of you, but showing up. Journaling is NOT a task master.

Do yourself a favor and don’t make it one.

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