As mentioned earlier, I joined a Writing Group.
I joined because I have an idea for a book. No, I won't tell you. I know who you are, lurking around, stealing ideas. Okay, I'm being dramatic. But I do know once I say an idea out loud, it's gone. Much less putting up on the vast expanse of nothingness & everything - World Wide Web.
Seriously, though, as also mentioned before, I love to read the Old Testament book, Ecclesiastes.
I was once told it's depressing, which makes me a pessimist to love it so. (I disagree to both statements.) But I was so reassured reading "There's nothing new under the sun." As a creative person, I found it comforting... the thought that we all have this ability to create - a consciousness to our surroundings, and an ability to communicate our ideas on so many different levels. That throughout all of time, it's all been done somewhere, somehow. I guess it ties into the idea of Collective Consciousness. All facinating to me... perhaps dribble to you... and really beside my whole point here.
Quick side note. I did an image search for Ecclesiastes, and found a few interesting tid-bits to share with you:
I really love charts.
This one struck me.
The passage referenced reads: Be happy, young man, while you are young, and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth.
And this might speak to that depressing thing I mention above. Woah.
Ahem. I digress.
So, we all get together once a week to learn more about writing. I don't know about other folks in this round-table, but I've really gotten a lot out of it. I go with my wonderful friend Jacquie, and that is probably my favorite part. (or, for her benefit: favourite.)
That's Jacquie with Elliette, taken 2 years ago.
But I really enjoy hearing everyone's ideas. It's exciting for me. I guess I can see why teachers love teaching.
It's all been eye-opening. I have actually had an epiphany! That's kind of a big deal. We're urged to create a rhythm, to write anything regularly.
So, here I am. Maybe this will become another hobby I dabble in and start to get better... and grow... and get.. so.. close.. and then stop. Like so many things.
Or, maybe I'll be like everyone else who is writing Their Great Novel. Either way, I'm enjoying this blog.
So, to you - do you write? What do you write? How do you stay inspired? Tell me!
I might or might not steal your ideas.. and then just blame it on Carl Jung.