Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Thoughts and Writing update

I haven't commented lately on my progress with writing. I have been writing periodically over the month of June, but I have taken a break to finish summer grading and spend time with family. Now, I am getting back into my writing mode. I'm still searching myself for direction concerning a theme or focus for my next collection. I feel that this will make me more focused with my writing. Then again, that approach may hinder. Perhaps I will just write (not rush) and allow things to just fall into place. What do you think?

Nonetheless, I will write. In fact, I must write. When I search my intentions, I find that my desire to continue writing is based on my need for creative expression. I love the reaction that readers give to my words. Sometimes, I think of those words being adapted for screen or stage. That would be the ultimate manisfestation of creative expression.

Well, I hope that my next update will show progress. Until then, take care, stay cool, or stay warm depending on your location on this planet. ~Peace

Photo: Alex Haley statue in Annapolis, Maryland


Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

I think you know best what flow your creativity needs to take. There are times when that moment is there when we aren't, and vice versa. Ask your muse for some amusement to help you get writing or just write something new. Above all, have fun knowing you control the power of your writing. A small tape recorder for pre-writing thoughts can be useful.

Wish you and yours a happy summer!

Stephen A. Bess said...

Thank you so much for your input. Great advice. Yes, having fun is so important - keeping it relaxing and enjoyable. Have a happy summer as well. 😊

Lydia said...

I can relate to this piece, Stephen, and feel that I'm in a similar place. I will take your advice—and that of Maywyn Studio—to relax, have fun, and write wherever the muse takes me. Enjoy your summer!

Stephen A. Bess said...

Hi Lydia! Yes, I think that will take some of the heat off of writing (Pun intended).😊 So hot! Enjoy your summer too.

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