“Fearlessly writing down the crazy…”
This has become my new mantra. I have been at a wonderful writing workshop in Sedona, AR with Betsy Rapoport and Pam Slim. Wow! I am leaving determined to call myself a writer, and ensure that I put my butt-in-the-seat daily to write something, anything. That may not sound like a solid clear intention. But one thing I took from this weekend is that all writing counts – even the sh*t*y first, second, third or fourth drafts!
Yes, I have a story to tell. I am not that concerned, at this point, if anyone else thinks it is critical for the world of readers. This is really just for me. I have a very old belief that I am touch crazy and have been fearful of revealing that possibility to the world. Oddly, my silence and vague drops of information may have made the crazy more of a consideration than simply telling the damn story. So what the hell?!
I bought these awesome boots before I was heading off to Sedona. They were not my normal style. These were red leather, fancy cowboy style boots. I had my moments of doubt before the final purchase. Wore them around the house for three days, wondering if I should invest the money or not, fearful I was spending too much and wouldn’t wear them enough. Well, I finally decided to purchase and of course wore them the next day on the flight to Sedona.
They have now become my writing boots. I love them. In one of the many prompts we used for writing, my boots became the metaphor for finding my voice and stepping out of the crazy, quiet zone of fear and doubt. So the boots have already gotten an awesome ROI.
There are many things I could share about the weekend. However, I don’t want to reveal others or commit to more than is realistically possible for me to do. So let me just say, I am writing. I am a writer. Stay tuned. No worries – most of my crazy will never make this page. However, when I am ready to share those stories, you can count on the fact I will be wearing my red boots!!!