Time for another Installment of Letters of Questioning!
My poor dizzy friend, Dreamland’s Insurgents,
You know… I think you are touching on something deeper when thinking about ideas. Because to me… whenever I read a book, or when I even look at something I have written, even knowing that it is just an idea that may have blossomed from a prompt, it shows something about ourselves. It shows tiny glimpses of who we are. Of course, what that says about me, and some of the very dark things I write, I couldn’t really say, or maybe I don’t want to face it, hehehe. But I think, in all honesty, it is one of the deepest, most almost spiritual parts of writing that is at its very core, and prolly the most important thing to consider when we are looking at writing.
I think that being able to pin point the very core of our processes into a few sentences is what allows us to create/do something so much more, something deeper! It is from finding that little core bite that allows an author to nail down the deepest part of the plot of a novel, and I think that a mission statement does that same for us in life! All too often we just let the tides of life batter us around! Well, NO MORE! Stand firm, and find that core! Or keep floundering… I am good at that too.
I have to say, going forward, I am hoping to find my lost motivation. Not sure where I left it… maybe in my poor little boat that I sank so I would never have to leave the island, that is now battering me with storms? I am looking at prepping, Camp NaNo is just around the corner and I will work on my cookbook! The stories to be told I hope will find a way to shine! Maybe the cookbook needs a mission statement? At the least it could use a one sentence summary!
What projects does this letter find you working on? In the ever rising tides are you finding that you are still managing to stay afloat of your ever increasing demands on time and life? Or are you, like me, feeling the tides rising faster and you sunk your own boat?
Trying desperately to craft a raft from sticks and twigs,
How about you, our friends. Where does this letter reach you? Are you happy on a cozy island? Or are you on smooth seas or bumpy waves? Do you find yourself digging to the core of your writing or instead just letting the tides take you where they will? Do you have any burning questions? Or maybe you are searching for a treasure with a map of no destination? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.