Weaving Words is one of the things I do. Sometimes. I usually wait for that spark of inspiration and then write like crazy, do a brief edit and publish. Then, I sit through the crackle of a long dry spell waiting for another spark to ignite the flame. And so goes the cycle.
I love to write. I believe it is a divine gift. But like all that we have been given, it’s not enough to just accept the gift. You have to actually use the gift to receive its full benefit.
That is my dilemma. I have accepted the gift, but I don’t grasp the significance of its full potential. You see, using the gift of word weaving requires more than inspiration; it also requires discipline.
That is why I find myself here, writing about writing for 31 Days. I tergiversated* back and forth as explained in my prior post. Finally, I decided to commit to the 31 Days as that would require the necessary
penalty discipline that I need to spur me into action.
At this point I don’t have a clear outline of the 31 Days (I Know), but I do have a jumbled ball of yarn rolling around in my head waiting to be untangled. I see it unraveling in an all over the map kind of way, but with a definite destination in mind that I will recognize when I get there. (how’s that for undisciplined discipline).
Basically, this is a self-reflective journey I need to take in order to appreciate the words and how the turn of a phrase can bring clarity, joy, humor, devotion, emotion, truth and satisfaction to the art of Weaving Words. I decided to bring you along for the ride as experience has taught me that most trips, especially the hard ones, are much more pleasant when you have company.
I hope you can follow the map with me and see where it leads. Even though this adventure is about writing, I believe that most things in life can be a metaphor for something else, therefore the training can be applied where needed.
Untangling in Grace,
*synonym for waffled. I thought I should learn a new word and stretch a little. Good writers will tell you to learn new words. Consider this your first trip tip!