July Ramblings

I think that I'm going to go ahead and do some bad blogging today. Feel free to check out on this one. I don't know how useful it will be to everyone - I think that I've just spent more time describing this blog post than I may actually spend on the writing of it.

That's a pretty little picture. I was doing some stream of consciousness writing in my google docs account and for some reason it didn't like the word 'could.' I still have no idea what happened with that. There was no problem on any other use of the word. Even in the following sentence in which I described the very thing that I am here describing again.

Anyways, the point that I was trying to make is that picture was the first thing that come up when I googled the word could when I habitually Googled it to see if I had somehow forgotten how to spell it. 

June was a good month for my writing. I've started a few habits that I think will improve several aspects of my writing and therefore my life. I do a lot of free writing now. I think that I've talked briefly in earlier posts about my attempts at something called morning pages. That's the practice of writing three notebook pages worth of anything first thing in the morning. 

I was doing that for a while and I started to get ideas for some creative pieces, but those pieces ended up being a lot better in the first draft when I was writing them by hand. I still think that I tend to write better when I do so by hand, the strokes of the pen on the paper and all that seem to make for a zen-like writing environment. I still do handwriting but I started to do one thousand words of free writing in Google Docs. I could have use a private blog but Google Docs has the slightly more improved word processor than Blogger, in my opinion. 

I think that this has given me more confidence when I sit down in front of the computer to type anything. My typing has improved which has in turn increased my confidence; when I sit down to write and I hear that constant clicking of the keyboard, I'm able come a little closer to my idea of what a write is - by that I mean the stereotype of a writer that I have in my own mind. 

I think that'll do for today.

Picture credit: http://www.pixbam.com/could