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You should be writing!

August 2, 2015

you-should-be-writingSometimes I want to write. I feel I have words that I need to get out. I have something to say. The trouble is, I don’t always actually know what that is. Right now is one if those tines. I need to write, to express myself, to get something out there. Usually I find that once I start writing the words just seem to flow.

I heard a couple of musicians speak about writing music the other day. Interestingly they said that if a song doesn’t work within a few minutes, then it’s wrong & so they just move onto the next, that their best works aren’t actually planned, they just happen almost as though they are fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time to receive them from the universe. Interesting concept. Not sure if I agree with that idea completely, I mean it would be pretty sad if you missed out on writing the best music ever just because you weren’t there on that specific day, but I can certainly understand the concept. In the past I’ve started many posts on here but haven’t completed them. Maybe it just wasn’t the right time for them. Perhaps I’ll even return to some of them, one day, soon. Who knows?

So back to the here & now. I guess I’ve missed writing. I like the sense of accomplishment that creating words gives me. It’s important to have that, to feel that you can contribute something worthwhile maybe not necessarily to the world but at least to your little corner of it. It might not be as useful as a scientific of medical advancement. It might not be the answer to the world’s problems or the solution to achieving world peace. But at the end of the day, we can’t all produce that level of accomplishment. For some of us self success is much simpler & down to earth. The little things are just as important, perhaps even more so.

For now, I’ll just continue to write. To put letters together and string words next to words. Hopefully I’ll be able to at least create something interesting with them. And I’ll continue writing, striving to touch something in people or to creating that novel which is apparently within all of us, just waiting to get out there!

Thanks for the encouragement to do just that – you know who you are x


ps. you know there’s even a ‘youshouldbewriting’ hashtag out there!


2013, the return

May 23, 2013

writing2It seems I’ve rather neglected this blog over the past year.  It’s not that I haven’t had things I could have written about, I have.  It’s just that life seems to have rather got in the way of my writing & I’m finding that I’ve missed that, missed the opportunity to express in black & white my thoughts about things going on around me and within my own life as well.  So the time has come to take the bull by the horns & get back to it, to remember why I started this blog in the first place & to start doing some writing again.

So many things have been happening that it’s hard to know where to start, but start I will.  So off I go now to ponder just that.  Look for me on the other side …. 🙂


World Book Night

March 5, 2011

Saturday 5th March 2011 was World Book Night and to mark this event one million books were being given away to readers around the UK.  Quite something I must admit.

It made me wonder about books and reading though.  I know of people that never read a book.  People that never pick up those leaves of paper bound together.  There really are people who just dont enjoy reading! :O That is rather shocking dont you think?  It’s not that they are not fans of fiction, or that they dont want to read factual content.  No, they just dont want to read!  Amazing huh?

Ok, so I dont read half as much as I should or would like to.  But that’s more an issue to do with my lack of free time or my bad planning of the free time I do have.  I can spend hours with my head in a book – actually in lots of books – when I’m away on my holidays and I find that reading really is a good way to spend time.  To be able to absorb myself in something else, to learn about other things, or to simply be entertained is priceless.  So World Book Night is a good thing in my opinion as it might just encourage a few more people to pick up a few more pieces of paper and learn about a few more things.

Maybe one day I’ll get around to writing my own novel, but in the meantime I’ve a bookcase full of books to get through and a Kindle full of books as well.

Happy reading people 🙂



February 14, 2011

Sometimes I just have a flash of inspiration.  A thought strikes me down.  Something I read makes me sit & ponder a moment.  And then, as I start to write, the words just come flooding out of me. My fingers run away with themselves.  Typing without breath.  Constructing sentence after sentence.  Bringing together all my thoughts into one place.

That’s what blogging is for me.

Sometimes I don’t have any ideas & I just sit and wonder “what can I write about today”.  And on days like that, when inspiration is really lacking, I find it hard.  It’s certainly not easy to just pluck an idea out of thin air and so sometimes I find I need some sort of prompting to help me find that idea, that flash of inspiration.

Writing really is cathartic.  Putting things down on paper, or on-screen in this case, really does make you feel good.  It gives you a sense of achievement and accomplishment.  The opportunity to make your own contribution to, effectively, the world, is awesome.

So for as long as I continue to find inspiration in the world around me, in the things I see, the people I meet, the experiences we share and the articles I read, I will continue to blog.  I hope that some of you at least will be inspired, challenged, or even just plain interested in some of these thoughts, and that you’ll continue to read what I have to say.


Singing the blues

January 17, 2011

Ok so today is Blue Monday, that day which apparently is the most miserable in the year.  The day when all our woes are upon us and we just want to give up, curl into a little ball, and hide away in a corner – praps under the duvet with a BIG bar of chocolate 😉

Obviously on such an auspicious day as this the media is on hand.  Ready and willing to help. A bit ironic perhaps when we wouldn’t even know is was blue monday if it weren’t for the media informing us.   Hmm. Even the weather seems to have fallen foul to the trap.

So a glance down my RSS feeds this morning & a browse on the web quickly supplied a never-ending list of articles about this blue blue day, enlightening me as to all the reasons why today is just so bad.  Well I don’t like being told how to feel or how to behave and so my drive to do my own thing has been peeked into action.

An article in today’s Telegraph is much more upbeat and suggests some ways to get through blue monday.  Maybe some of these suggestions will strike a chord with you and will inspire you to do something different today, something small that will make you smile, a little thing which will just make today even better.

Me?  Well I like the solution the author gives that tells us “Today is the day you need to focus on the good things in your life. Before bedtime, write down all the things you have to be grateful for, as well as all the things that went well over the course of the day. Effective journal-writing captures the essence of your thoughts, provides reflection, allows for creativity, sharper memories, self-examination, and spiritual direction for a more complete person. Doing this also helps you wind down, ensuring a better night’s sleep.”

Interesting stuff.  And yes, I do find that writing things down is a good way to focus your thoughts and even to put things into perspective.  Actually that’s one of the reasons behind this very blog – because words shouldnt just be running marathons in your head, they should be encouraged to get out there, explore the world and meet others & to make happy sentences together 😉

So don’t spend today singing the blues.  Put a smile on your face.  Think happy thoughts.  Get scribbling down on paper or electronically.  Be grateful for all those little things in life which really are good and for all those people who are around you to share them. 🙂



PostAWeek – ok, so now it’s PostADay!

January 4, 2011

So I’ve signed up to the WordPress challenge to post every day in 2011.  I hope I’ll be able to stick to this and will try my best (apart from when I’m away and wont have access to a computer) and so despite originally choosing the weekly challenge I’ve now changed to the daily one instead.  I’ll also be taking a photo every day in 2011 – even if I dont actually get to post them each day.

I’m hoping that I’ll be able to stick to the challenge.  After all how hard can it be?  It is only writing, isnt it?  Hmm, only lol 🙂

If you already read my blog, I hope you’ll encourage me with comments and likes, and good will along the way.

Moonflowers 🙂


Time, or the lack of it

July 8, 2009

ticking_clockIt’s amazing how we have so much time, I mean 24 hours in a day isnt bad, is it? and yet despite all this time, somehow we never seem to have enough of it!  Not enough time to keep in touch with friends and loved ones; not enough time to write that letter, to make that phone call; not enough time to sit & read a book or perhaps a newspaper; not enough time to go to the gym – or perhaps that’s a lack of motivation?  Hmm 😉

Anyway, I’ve found myself rather lacking in time over the past few weeks.  I seem to have got rather caught up in life and living and this has meant I’ve neglected my blog and havent actually posted for a while.  I’ve found I’ve missed that.  Funny how you can miss something so seemingly unimportant, is it?

I’ve lots of ideas in my head, lots of posts in process, but I just wanted to throw my thoughts about time onto here whilst I’m contemplating some of them further.  Time, never enough of it and yet sometimes far too much.  Weird huh?

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