Day 67 – Let it happen. Don’t force it.

Day sixty-seven of my 365 Day Writing Project.

Words: 800

I found the opportunity to write for a while during the late morning today. It was a short stint but I thoroughly enjoyed the clarity of thought that I experienced. It was quite a change from the late nights spent writing through exhaustion, especially lately. Although I had to stop before I really got into the swing, it was not before I drummed up a new idea for the scene I was writing. Again, I found myself reaching new angles I would not have reached had I not let things evolve organically. Let it happen. Don’t force it.

If you are at all like me – someone with Type A tendencies – you know how difficult that is to do. The best part is that it is all the more freeing. It takes a lot of gumption and self-control to let things develop as they will. But it gets a writer thinking, and when something good and unexpected comes from having less control, the benefits outweigh whatever discomfort the writer may feel. I think I’ll try it more often.

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