Water Wheels and Writing
Writing has become something I love to do again and I’m writing every day. As a result, I’ve found that the editing process has dwindled. I find that I’m not make grammatical errors and my choice of words has increased as well. Some of the columns I write for all of my blogs now are written a few days before they publish. I no longer agonize over the little things in my writing. The only thing I STILL do worry about is the structure, where a thought will go, where a line in the column will go. Not so much spelling or grammar anymore. I can’t help but think of my friend, Jason and his analogy to a water wheel.
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Jason used to tell me that when we write regularly, the wheel is always in motion, an easy flow. It’s when go away from it that we have to expend too much energy to get the wheel moving again. It’s that way with anything we do, the more we practice, the better we get, the looser we get. It’s why when I began Wisdom and Life in 2010 I made sure to have something publish five days a week. Doing so was my way of greasing the wheel. I needed that extra effort to keep my wheel from freezing up, from rusting, from locking up again. It seemed to have worked as I’m now at the point where I don’t spend as often editing anymore. I may not be writing five columns a week at Wisdom and Life any longer but I now maintain three blogs, so I’m writing as often as I did when previously.
My wheel is in constant motion and I plan on doing my best to keep it that way.
Be Happy! Be Well! Be Positive!
Blessings to you.
Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;
We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying. For there truly is no end.