I’ve been missing my blog for a long time. It’s not that I couldn’t write but that I like to write long, and writing long takes thinking long, and nowadays everything is in fragments: my creative time, my attention, my energy. (I’m writing this perched at the end of the bed while Erik installs a wall shelf — which has needed doing since November — and Owl bounces next to me making drill sounds with her mouth. This is life now.) It may be years before I’m able to write long posts again, and in the meantime, the months pass and this phase of my inner life goes largely undocumented. That’s not what I want. So I’m going to try a project which is quite different for me. We could call it, pretty accurately, What I’m Thinking Now. There’s no start or end date; I’ll just keep going for as long as it feels right. I’m thinking 2-3 posts per week, of about 500 words apiece. Not trying to write any kind of thing. Just recording my thoughts for my future self, but in a slightly more complete form than if I were merely jotting things down in a notebook. I already have maybe a month’s worth of posts written, and we’ll go from there.
The first one will go up tomorrow.
[…] a warm thank you to my friend Lisa at satsumabug.com. Her decision to start making space for short-but-with-a-whole-arc musings was a good push for me. […]