one two and that is three blossoms are hanging on a tree
goals of writing free
mostly to become a better writer
and to find subjects to write about
and to find a way to free my mind
blossoms apple be applebee. is this a word. apparently not because the spell checker protests.
and so my mind isn’t racing. my mind is only racing when I’m not behind my keyboard. and that is the point of free writing. hoping to find a way to get my mind racing when I am behind my keyboard.
there is a bird flying through the air. or does this sound as though the bird is exploding.
I walked away for a few hours hoping I would get inspired to write some more.
But the only way to do this is just do it.
Just sit here until I’ve written a few pages worth of text.
Knowing what I’m writing about is not really the object at this point. just writing.
I’ve tried this before. But since I never knew what I was writing about I was tempted to just write about the fact that I didn’t know what I was writing about.
Which is very boring.
Of course this was just in Word. So nobody but myself ever read it. Which on the one hand meant that I could get away with it. But of course it also meant that I didn’t do it for very long. It always felt as a experiment that went wrong.
Now I want to try to just type anything that comes to mind. There doesn’t have to be any story line to it. Actually it doesn’t even have to be real words. I could just make them up if I wanted.
tree apartment building car people who are people is a song by barbra streisand if I’m not mistaken. this spell checker doesn’t seem to know who streisand is.
looking at the world I see something. I’m not sure what it is I’m seeing. Or even whether I’m seeing anything. It just felt like a nice sentence.
In front of my on my desk I have several objects. I few pens, pencils a what do you call it. A thing to make photos with.
The strange thing is that when I’m not trying to write my words down I’m quite good in talking English to myself. I even tier myself talking to myself for no good reason. But when I try to write it down I can’t remember what objects are called.
I’m sure that if I go back to watching TV I’ll remember within a few minutes what you call the object you use to make pictures.
But for the life of me. For the moment I can’t.
And there it is. A camera of course.
Of course this also sums up the reason for this free writing practice.
Usually I spend whole days thinking about how I’m going to write something in this blog. Instead of just thinking up a subject and then writing the post when I’m sitting behind the pc.
It means that if I don’t have the time during my working day to think about the post I want to write, I don’t write it. Because I’m afraid that I will not know what to say by the time I get behind my pc.
Thinks would be much easier, and probably more fun, if I could think of a subject during the day and then trust myself enough to write the post when I’m sitting behind my pc.
Apples eggs and other stuff you can use to make a dish of food that you can eat.
Actually I would like something to eat. Not that I’m hungry or so, but I would just love to leave my house and go to the snack bar and have them make me something to.
I think this is called procrastination.
Let’s not do that.
By the way, I’ve turned commenting of.
Seth Godin advised that for people who are trying to free write on a blog. And it seems like good advise.
Just writing what pops into your mind is scary enough without people telling you that you’re doing something wrong.
So in a few weeks, hopefully, when I’m feeling a little more secure about the whole writing process I will turn commenting back on.
Or maybe not. Seeing that I’m getting more spam then actual comment.
The difficult part of free writing seems to be that you have to go on with writing long after you passed the point where you can’t think of anything else to say.
But I find that I’m doing everything I can think of to prevent myself from ever reaching that point.
Or when I reach that point I quickly find something else to do. Isn’t internet a sweet thing. As much distraction as you wish.