It’s been a long while since I kicked myself in the bum and said “Get to work.”
But I’m ready.
My 2018 poetry goal is to complete drafts of at least 3 poems a week.
Not 3 masterpieces. Just 3 drafts.
I’m giving myself permission to write crap if crap is all that comes out.
But if I allow myself to get out of the way and just write, the truth is, there is usually something salvageable there.
One way to get out of my own way and give myself permission to write is to do writing exercises.
Writing exercises have a wonderful way of short circuiting my critical voice, and taking me from “planning mode” into just writing in the moment.
Here’s to all of us writing more and more freely in 2018!