42 Days of Writing

Carol Roach By Carol Roach, 31st Mar 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Writing>Personal Experiences

I wrote this article as part of the requirement for a wonderful online course I took called "42daysofwriting." This course taught us how to write in the flow of consciousness genre letting my ideas flow on paper without reservation.

42 days of writing

Written in 2005

The past 42 days, I have taken a wonderful writing course, which has soothed my soul and improved my writing muse. I have published a few of the pearls that were written because of the course. Now I want to publish the rest of them. First let me give you a brief introduction to the following story. This was a stream of consciousness exercise. We were asked to jot down what we were feeling in the here and now, the prompt being... Right now, and then we were instructed to jot down what we intend to learn from the course.

There was to be no editing, the exercise was to let your mind flow uncensored and that is why this piece may not be as "together" as most of my writing.

Right now

Right Now... Right now, I sit here at my computer desk, and write. It has never been hard for me to put my thoughts on paper. It has always been harder for me to speak my feelings with words. My writing has always been automatic, I may not know what I am going to say until it is down on paper, I may have an idea that I start out with, however that idea changes as the words flow from my head to my pen.

Although I am able to follow a structure when I have to, I prefer freestyle. I prefer to let my creative juices flow and dictate the shape my words will take. I am sometimes surprised by my words. For my intention often changes as I start writing a piece; it shifted course somewhere through my stream of consciousness and an entirely different article emerges. The result is a beautiful story, one that I am proud of, but sometimes a slightly different story, and other times a completely different story than the one originally intended. Nevertheless, it is always a good one.

When this happens I say to myself, my original thought must not be lost, I will write that story at another time, and I do. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, maybe not in a year's time, my head has recorded the need to write that story and I do; my heart will not let me do otherwise.

Doing the exercise

What was on my mind at the moment I sat down to do this exercise?
. I have no time for this
. I don't understand this exercise
. I am tired, I am ill
. I have needs that are not met
. I must get out my newsletter
. I should be writing chapters for my book instead of doing this.

Atlas, my creative muse took hold of me and I went into an entirely new direction. Am I happy with the end result? Yes I am.

Does this end result express the concern that I have for having the time to do what I love the most - write?
No, will I write that story another time, Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, maybe not next year, but I will write it.

I intend - The second prompt

I intend.... (second writing prompt in the exercise) I intend to continue to write, it is my passion and my joy. It is my raison d'etre. I intend to write as often as I can, snatching moments where ever I can instead of becoming overwhelmed and allowing myself to believe that just because I do not have the window of time available to me as I would like, it does not mean that I cannot make fruitful the time that I have.

I intend to be more poetic, I enjoy the beautiful words I read expressed by so many wonder writers including here in the 42daysofwriting course

I intend emulate that muse.

I intend to learn haiku, something that I have been afraid of trying.

I intend to expand my creative expression.

I intend to add to my repertoire, not ignore my current style but add to it.

I intend to finish my second novel, which is 3/4 of the way there. I intend not to let my sickness get in the way.

I intend to improve as a writer I intend to succeed.

Addendum: The second novel was published and I will one day publish it here on Wikinut

All photos taken from the public domain

Do you have a passion to write? Do you want to share your words with the world while getting royalties on your work for years to come? Follow me here on Wikinut


Writing, Writing A Novel, Writing Articles, Writing Courses, Writing For A Living, Writing For Pay, Writing For The Internet, Writing Jobs, Writing On Line, Writing Skills, Writing Tips, Writing Tips And Tricks, Writing Training, Writing Web Content

Meet the author

author avatar Carol Roach
Retired therapist and author of two books, freelance writer, newsletter editor, and blogger. I write, health, mental health, women's issues, animal , celebrity, history, and SEO articles.

Share this page

moderator Mark Gordon Brown moderated this page.
If you have any complaints about this content, please let us know


author avatar Kingwell
31st Mar 2015 (#)

Thank you for sharing. Blessings.

Reply to this comment

author avatar Legend
1st Apr 2015 (#)

Great write up! We all write what we feel. Some better than others. This is a special piece of raw you

Reply to this comment

author avatar Carol Roach
1st Apr 2015 (#)

Legend, most of my personal stories are raw me. Thanks for reading

Reply to this comment

Add a comment
Can't login?