“It loosens the ligaments.”

I was going to write a post about why I started this iteration of my blog. Why blog every day when that same creative energy could be put toward writing a poem a day? Luckily I don’t have to figure out an answer because Mrs. Woolf already figured it out for me. (Note: She’s writing about her practice of keeping a diary; I think of this blog as a public diary as opposed to the private journal I also write most mornings.)

But what is more to the point is my belief that the habit of writing thus for my own eye only is good practice. It loosens the ligaments. Never mind the misses and stumbles. Going at such a pace as I do I must make the most direct and instant shots at my object, and thus have to lay hands on words, choose them and shoot them with no more pause than is needed to put my pen in the ink. I believe that during the past year I can trace some increase of ease in my professional writing which I attribute to my casual half hours after tea….I might in the course of time learn what it is that one can make of this loose, drifting material of life; finding another use for it than the use I put it to, so much more consciously and scrupulously, in fiction. (from A Writers Diary, Virginia Woolf)

Some other stuff:
This home is quite lovely, and oh, how I wish they’d send me an invite to tea.
One of my goals for this year is to buy an artwork that is not a print. I think one of these lovely paintings by Kate Lewis would do rather nicely.
Lolah has posted a new blog: When ish hits the fan.

Posted on January 16, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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