This is week three. Last week, I asked you to make a list of all the things you are, or have been interested in, putting them into descending categories ranging from Really Very Interested to No Longer Interested At All. I’d like you to choose one interest from each category and flesh it out. What first got you interested? What kept the interest alive? Has the interest flagged or faltered in some manner, and why? What made you stay with it, or walk away? What are your feelings about all of that? Please make sure you do at least one interest from the least important ones on your list. We can learn a great deal from what we let go of, versus what we keep.
The next part of the prompt will take about ten or fifteen minutes of your time. It should be done with paper and pen, or pencil, whichever you prefer. Find a comfortable place to sit where you won’t be distracted. You will need two pieces of paper, one to write on, the other to take notes. On the first piece of paper, count, and write down the side of the paper the numbers 1 through ten.
When you are relaxed and ready, write out this statement ten times:
I am a good and capable writer.
As you write those words, ten times, listen to the voices in your head and make notes of what they are saying, on the other piece of paper. When you are done, put both pieces of paper away somewhere that you can retrieve them easily. We will work with these next week.
Have fun and write. If you have comments or questions, please put them in the comments section below. If you find you have written something you’d like to share, do so here, or put it up on your blog and come back here and leave your URL so those of us who can, are able to read it. Thanks for taking part.