Day 61 – When the flow of writing surprises you

Day sixty-one of my 365 Day Writing Project.

Words: 1,200

When I sat down to write tonight, I wasn’t feeling up for a long session of writing. I told myself to just write a few sentences and see what happens. If I wrote anything at all, that was still something. The first 300 words were slow and forced. I decided I could stop there, but instead I just took a break and sat down again. Another 100 words. It was flowing a little easier. And then something clicked. Before I knew it, I was past 1,000 words and felt like I could continue writing for quite some time. If it wasn’t for the late hour, I would have.

This is the kind of writing I love, when the flow kicks in and I get lost in the story. My fingers type away almost involuntarily as my imagination takes off. I live for this. It’s what brings me back to the page tomorrow. I must remember the next time I’m not really feeling it that I just need to start writing and maybe something will click. Hope for the flow, and the rest will come.

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