Day 1- 31 Days of Word Weaving

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.

Join Me?

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!

31 Days – Post Link

Note: In October of 2012 I participated in the 31 Day challenge.  If you click the link below it will take you to a page that shows the last few posts – if you go to the bottom it will allow you to click older posts and then you will be able to work your way to the beginning.  I should have set this up more organized, but I didn’t.

To see all the post in the 31 Day series:  31 Days of Word Weaving

If you’re here from the Nester, you have reached the link page to the  31 Days of Word Weaving.

Thanks for reading!  Comments are welcome (at the top right of  each post).

Hope you enjoy!

Untangling in Grace,


31 Days of Word Weaving – Coming Oct 1

October 1 – it begins – 31 Days of Posts on a specific topic.  Read all about it here at Nesting Place and here too.

I wanted to participate last year, but didn’t feel ready.  hmmm……

My thoughts then were that I’d be in better shape this year to write for 31 days – I had plans – to write at least three times per week.  Who’s counting?  Evidently not me.

I had plans to showcase the Little House – aka StoneLeaf Cottage- with before and after pictures and decorating stuff, mixed in with other stuff.  (Not crafty, DIY stuff, because, well, I’m not exactly handy that way – I can dream it up, but the execution leaves a lot to be desired.) I did paint two of my six chairs for what was supposed to be my little French Country Dining Room – still in progress, because we now have the stuff from two residences crammed into The Little House – more on that later.  And, I digress….

31 Days of Writing.  I almost decided not to participate again this year.  Because I still don’t feel ready.   Most people write more in one month than I have in the past year (This blog was started on October 9 20ll).

I have oodles of time now.  I’m free most days to stare into space  write to my heart’s content.  I could be posting everyday.  I have plans to focus on my writing during this time of hiatus (While Mr Piano finishes his dissertation).

I imagine myself writing profound nuggets of wisdom that will inspire others, I see myself sitting at my computer clicking away writing, writing, writing.  But, I don’t.  I should, I could, I would, but…..nada.

I want to, I need to, I have to……..and, I will.  For 31 Days beginning October 1. I have to have a beginning and a goal.  Committing to 31 Days of Writing is the discipline I need.

I still don’t have a topic.  I have a list.  In approximately 36 hours I will need to link up and be prepared.  It may be random.  It may just be for the discipline of completing a goal, for making the oodles of time count, for the sake of feeding my soul, for the joy of word weaving and using the gift…

I don’t have a choice anymore I have to write… that’s what I’ll be doing for the month of October – I hope you follow along on the journey and see where it leads.  And to hold me accountable.

Word Weaving in Grace,