I bought a new book on Saturday.
My good sense told me that I already have enough books that are either half read or never read and I shouldn’t waste my money.
But then that horned guy made me do it. He stuck his pitchfork in me until I reached in my wallet and handed over the loot.
That’s my excuse. Good sense rolled her eyeballs and laughed.
But I digress. I bought a new book on Saturday. It’s a creativity journal entitled “Do One Thing Every Day That Inspires You.” The journal piqued my interest with pages like this one:
Oh, I think I can help you out, Mr. Wall. Where are my colored pencils?
And this page:
The opposite page asks me to doodle sadness. Should I doodle sadness on a sad day or happy day?
There are creative writing challenges as well.
“The moment you wake up, fill this page with free writing.”
(I’ll save this one for a morning that doesn’t begin at 5:30 a.m., thankyouverymuch.)
“Just before you go to sleep, fill this page with free writing.”
(This might be a good Friday night project, using Linda G. Hill’s SoCS prompt.)
I will get back to what the Sphinx is thinking later.
Until then, I’ll have to think of a response for,
“List the tools you need for your creative work,”
“Describe your ideal writing room,”
“Write a poem about your best moment.”
Write a poem? Hmmm…wonder if I have the talent for that one.
Even though you happen to see a post here once or twice a week, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the writing came from inspiration. Posts can come from a place of “I have to, I should, or I need to keep up with all of my blogging buddies.”
I can do better than have to, should or need. But that takes inspiration and that noun isn’t always at my beck and call. Sometimes inspiration needs a swift kick in the backside or a fire under same.
That is why the devil made me buy the journal. Good sense hasn’t been overly inspiring of late and I’d like to change her mojo, one inspiring challenge at a time. I believe it will be well worth the investment as long as I use the investment.
Before I go, I want to leave you with a challenge, dear readers. This is an easy one.
I checked off five and added an “other.” Can you guess what they are? What are your talents?
Props to anyone who can wiggle their ears, raise one eyebrow, and write an inspired post at the same time.