Today I have set a large space of time aside to write. The whole day in fact. I have promised myself that I will get much writing done before going to my regular work at 6:00pm. Yet when asked today “What have you been up to today?” the honest reply was that I couldn’t actually remember! However I’m aware that any writing I have managed to achieve was momentary.
What have I achieved today?
I have spent time with my parents. I have caught a view of the Mourne Mountains I had not set eyes on before and spectacular it was too. I have been able to complete a project which has been taking up some of my time. I have talked with friends. When buying a coffee I was able to laugh with them. I watched the sea and the sea birds. I moved with the wind while walking home. I have heard music which I had not heard before.
When I eventually sat down to write my mind drifted. It drifted towards music, towards other writers and towards other people. Some of the reasons as to why I write. Eventually I made the decision to allow my mind to go where it wanted. When I do get writing done it is not achieved through a series of exercises and plans but rather I write because that is what I desire to do. I love to write.
The work will get done eventually. All is well. That is enough for me.
Life is good.