Happy Odin’s Day!
As I enter my second week of writing every day, I am trying to find my groove. Part of that has always been to have a setlist of topics. A Weekly Routine or writing with each day being about writing on that topic on that day. To be honest, this does help me, but it sometimes gets in the way of writing from the heart. If a topic doesn’t vibe with me that day, it will be choppy.
I have spoken before about finding my Muse and I still recognize my need for a woman in my life for this to be a supercharged inspiration. I know it will be mIss right when she inspires my best writing. In the meantime, I have been reflecting on what I like about women in general. There are some obstacles to this like being recently divorced, experiencing modern feminism in a lot of women, and just generally being more traditionally-minded (not completely) about women.
So having a set routine and trying to find my groove is a good option. I just don’t want to stop writing from the heart. Routine being a tool to keep you writing is one thing, but if you feel inspired to write on something else, you should probably break the routine and do that. A routine should be guidelines, not actual rules.
In the coming week, I will be thinking about my Routine. But I also will keep writing from the heart s much as possible.
The Rabyd Skald – Wandering Soul, Bard, and Philosopher. The Grey Wayfarer.
One thought on “Writing from the Heart”
Writing from the heart is a lovely thing and definitely has a place. But as someone who is an editor, who has worked with authors at the literary agency level, let me just offer this: There’s a distinct difference between the passion project and the work. It’s the difference of having a weight training program, but that you get the urge to take a run instead of going to the gym. Is the run healthy and a good part of cardio? Yes. Does it further your weight training goals? Not that much. Recall that the Muses offered forgetfulness: of pain, of obligation. Balance the inspiration with the perspiration.
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