Welcome to Day 1, where I share some excerpts from my journey through The Joy of Writing Journal and invite you to share an excerpt or a response to the experience. Join the community—read and comment/share!
Sometimes writing for me is pure elation, but in today’s exercise I struggled with my inner critic. Here’s an excerpt from my journal:
I feel inside me the green possibilities
growing like vines,
everywhere these creative ideas.
But when I put pen to paper…
Like I’ve forgotten how
Where has my muse gone?
And where can I find her?
In the woods?
Under a rock?
Digging in the garden?
Peekaboo! Where are you hiding?
Share an excerpt from your Day 1 in The Joy of Writing Journal: Spark Your Creativity in 8 Minutes a Day. If you don’t have a copy, you can buy it here. I’d love to hear what the prompt inspired for you this morning, whether an insight, a joy, a challenge, resistance, an exploration, a poem or something else…Feel free to share anything about your response or an excerpt of what you wrote today.
Journaling writing is rough—unedited. So please just share without feeling a need to polish. We’re here for the journey, not a product. I hope you find that freeing!