A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
Stream of Consciousness Sunday. Set a timer, write for five minutes. No pausing, no pondering, no editing. Just write. For five minutes. Go.
OMG OMG I have to write for five minutes. Stream of consciousness? Okay well, here’s what going through my consciousness right now: I don’t wanna go to work. I don’t wanna go to work. I need to take a shower. And do laundry. Dammit! It’s 11:30 on Sunday night and I need to do laundry. Why don’t I ever plan ahead?
Maybe I can just dig through the dirty laundry and find something that doesn’t smell too dirty.
Ew. What is wrong with you?
Hey! No judging. This is Stream of Consciousness Sunday.
Ooh! A tweet from @jenannhall. Am I allowed to look at it? Does it violate the rules of Stream of Consciousness Sunday? Why doesn’t anyone give you a manual when they come up with these memes?!
Meme. Is that the word? Can I look it up so I don’t look like an idiot? You know, cuz I definitely don’t look like one right now. I wonder how many times I’ve written your when I meant you’re.
This is not going well. Three minutes in and all I’ve talked about is wearing dirty laundry. I’ve read some of the other Stream of Consciousness Sunday posts and they at least resemble something of a regular, thought-out, non-psychotic post.
Can I really post this and pass it off as a real post?
I really want to go back and read what I’ve already written. And edit it.
I’m pretty sure the point of this exercise was to make me a better writer. However, I’m pretty sure it’s going to make me lose a follower or twelve.
Is my time up yet?
Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.
How it Works:
Set a timer and write for 5 minutes only.
Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.
Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
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