Thursday, September 12, 2013

from the loins of boredom...


 This week has brought the kind of quiet that my creative juices thrive on. Granted, the quiet came because of a touch of sickness that the grownups can't kick... but still... any week where there's little reason to leave the house is a good week in my books. Yes, the kids got bored. But isn't boredom what creativity is born from? Oooh, I like that... from the loins of boredom creativity is born... ;) 

Anyway. Maybe I do need to get out a bit... 

Back to my point. We had a quiet week, and we were able to get in some good school days and snuggle times and Batman watching. Maybe we watched Mary Poppins one afternoon. It was a quiet, good week. 

Sometimes we need a bit of quiet to refocus and learn what we want. I want more of this quiet. And more creativity. And I realized that I've felt a bit stuck since I said the whole "writing fiction is not for me" and I threw in the towel. I hate throwing in the towel, but I have a tendency to do that when things get hard. So today, mostly on a whim, I signed up for NaNoWriMo. Yup. I'm signing up to write 50,000 words in November. That's a lot of words. 

But you know what? I can do it. I just need a push. So here's my push... sharing what I signed up to do, with you. Yes, I tend to clam up and stop writing when I put a label on it. Yes, I don't like to force myself into things. But I also know that I am lazy in my creativity. I am complacent. And I miss writing. 

So. Do I hope to have a sellable novel at the end of a month? Absolutely NOT. What I do hope to achieve is falling back in love with writing and creating a practice.

I just reread what I've written and by no means do I want to say I am terribly bored in life. I'm just... needing to do something for myself that is different than knitting a sweater {did I seriously just say that?} that is not curriculum based or household chores based, or related to anything I've ever done before.

Scary. But hopefully in a good way.
November is a while away, right? 
:)

10 comments:

  1. everyone has that urge to throw in the towel every now and then, but we don't right ?..., instead we suck it up and keep going. it is great that you signed up for nanowrimo, sometimes a challenge is called for to get us in momentum...and i think it's exactly what's called for...& creativity is definitely born from the loins of boredom :o) ... personally? i feel boredom is undervalued :p ...anyways, will we get to read the finished product ? i am so looking forward to it. take care Corrine and have a lovely weekend. xo

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    1. It really is undervalued, isn't it? :) I'm not sure how much I'll share... hopefully I'll feel like it's worthy of sharing!

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  2. What a great post. I agree that sometimes we need to do something just a little bit different for us. Good luck with the writing & rediscovering your passion for it!

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  3. Best of luck- I really admire you for doing this...and especially if you miss writing.Who knows along the way you'll pick up another passion than knitting...or not:)

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    1. Thank you... knitting will always be a passion, how can it not? I have to remember that sometimes knitting in itself is more than enough!

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  4. What a great plan. Challenging oneself gives often a new perspective to everything. I hope you enjoy your project and the result, too. Although I often think the process is far more important than a result when creating something.

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    1. Thank you! The process is what it is all about, absolutely!

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  5. Accountability is definitely a motivator. I'll be here cheering you on!

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