Giving Yourself Shape

I’m sitting in front of my keyboard today and it’s hard to sit still this week. I go through times when all I want to do is relax and watch my shows but words are piled up behind me, waiting along with my other pile of to dos. It’s one of those days when taking just one step is too hard because my feet are made of lead.

My dishes and some cleaning actually do get done when I’m in avoidance mode. I know what I need to do. My job title is clear but for some reason I turn in every direction, except to do the one thing I’m supposed to do. I’ve tried to quiet this little rebellion inside of me but I stopped fighting it. These days I’m not upset if I end up getting some chores done because it’s something. My fingers always stutter before words start to form on my blank pages.

Lumps of clay look a little ugly and daunting until I finally give myself the push to get started. Getting started isn’t easy, in fact, it’s a daily struggle but it’s almost become routine. I don’t punish myself if I miss one or two days because most likely it’s my mind telling myself i need a break. I’m here and I’m still excited about the world of sci-fi after the least episode of the season played.

I think I’m going to start with creating 3D clay miniature pieces that belong in another world. A few fairy like house and maybe a dragon. I tell myself to have loose fingers when I’m writing a story and when I’m holding my art tools because sometimes you need to let your imagination wander. Create to create and don’t think. Go with the flow.

Many of you probably know that just letting go isn’t easy because of our schooling. School teaches us order, rules of grammar, and if you want to be a true writer you need to let all that go. Just type. This leads me to your prompt for today. Free verse for 5-10 minutes. Don’t think about plot, theme, or even purpose. Just go with it. You can always give it shape tomorrow.

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~Yoon Ju

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I’m an author in Minnesota who started out writing and illustrating Children’s books. I’ve published poetry and adult Romance Novels. I created my website and social media to reach out to other writers because the process can be lonely. I wanted to reach out to readers, writers, and those with a dream of finishing “that” novel. I share the advice of other writers and the tools I use to create my stories.

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