Tuesday afternoon I set an intention.
Focus on my writing.
I want this intention to stick and become a weekly ritual.
I pulled several books from my shelf on writing and read a bit in each. In response, I picked up my pen and began to free write. As the words flowed onto the page, my fears surfaced with clarity.
What if I'm not a writer?
What if I begin again and life happens with its detours and interruptions?
Am I wasting valuable time?
As long as I can recall, I've wanted to write. In one form or another I did. I kept journals year after year. I blogged faithfully - well almost. I joined a writer's group until it disbanded.
Over a year ago, I began to write a book. Then life happened and I placed it aside. The longer I ignored my book, more doubts grew.
On Tuesday afternoon, I wrote through the fear and set my intentions. An idea had been lingering in my thoughts for a couple of months - to join the Compel Training for writers. I went to the site, looked over the benefits and expectations and promptly joined up. Then I watched a couple of their videos.
Finally I dug out my fifty type-written pages and began to read aloud, making notes for changes as I did so.
When I finished, I knew where to begin again.