Mark 13:11, “Do not worry beforehand about what you are to say; but say whatever is given you at that time, for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit.”
It was yesterday when I noticed that some of my best writing comes when I’m not thinking very hard about it, and I’m just WRITING. I love reading what I have written sometimes, for I feel as if another has written it and I am reading something new for the first time. Have you ever felt that way? I love it!
It was also yesterday when I finished my J-Term class, and, because I have to wait for Christina’s class to finish today, I had some free time. So….I was perusing around online about writing and such. My new and most recent new goal: write a 50,000+ word novel. That’s longer than anything I’ve written before, but I am up for the challenge. I was reading about NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, which is a challenge in November to write 50,000 words in a month. I won’t be participating, for November is a horrid month to do such a thing. However, I think it’s a good idea. So yesterday, I took a few hours to just WRITE. Not critique, or anything. Just WRITE. And it was good! I’ve been FEELING the need and the want to write, to get my thoughts down on paper for a while. I’ve had ideas swirling around in my head for another story, so I started keeping track of word count and stuff and when I started. I wrote 1,800 words yesterday. What an accomplishment!
Writing AND music are my calmer-downers. Stressed? Too much on the mind? Those are the things I turn to. And it HELPS! Music therapy, writing therapy– they both work excellently in my case! So, I was talking with God about it. I love both, and I honestly don’t know what I am going to do after I graduate. So many options, but nothing keeps standing out to me. I’m a big mind-changer, and it HAS changed a lot. But I’m just gonna keep on doing what I’m doing. I have another class during the time so can’t take the creative writing class that is offered every-other semester. Just as well. All things happen for a reason, though I never know them.
Anyhoo, finding the relevant topic once again. Sometimes, I come away from a day of performing or just playing and it’s awesome. (Oh yes, and in March is the orchestra’s spring concert—we’re playing Shostakovich Nine and “Les Preludes” by Lizt, so you should come if you can. Sunday was AWESOME when we read through that stuff!) But yesterday, I was just writing, and I had the same feeling of awesome that I do then. My tweet last night said, “Been writin’.” And, with a few days of break coming up (starting today, woo!), I am hoping to keep it up!
So, this was a really random and getting-off-topic post, but if you’ve been reading a lot of my stuff, you know that this is kind of the norm. What are YOUR calmer-downers?
Smiling relaxfully, Anna =)^2
This is Shostakovich’s 9th, the 4th movement. I didn’t play in this one, so I was just listening and lovin it. I have no idea who is performing it, btw….