Here is the story about these stories.
The truest thing I’ve ever read about the art of throwing-words-together-and-stuff was said by a smart dude called Thomas Mann:
“A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.”
I am terrible at starting when it comes to my writing. I am like every bad caricature of the blocked artiste you see in postmodern rom-coms. Nay, I am a high priestess of procrastination – the not-starting of new ideas has become my sacred art. Seriously. I am not exaggerating here. All this hyperbole is being humble. I am the worst.
It is so incredibly easy to put off writing. But when I don’t write… there’s something missing from my day; from my life. And the longer I spend not word-smithing, the loopier I become.
With Storytime 365, I am forcing myself to create something once a day, every day, for one full year. It doesn’t matter if the stories are short, or badly-written, or blatantly stolen from my personal life – I want wringing out the stories inside of me to be my second nature.
This project is about getting back into the habit of daily writing, and not being afraid to share that writing with the world.