Saturday, 4 February 2012
First drafts, journalling, notes,
Every time I do this I make a mental note to write more in my current journal- I can't believe the little gems just waiting to be discovered again. Of course not everything I write has a future in permanent ink, but its the cardiac workout to something in the near future which might attain that dizzy height.
I also read collections of poems for children/adults/text books on poetry and try my hand at different styles of writing also. But there is nothing like observation, being outside allowing one's senses to be open to the palette of micro and macro happenings that make up a day.
Lately I've even collected little gifts to record in my journal. And yes there is a poem attached to it- but that one is currently on my editor's desk.
There is no substitute for sitting and writing- it's the delectable surprise that comes, the joy of seeing the world in a tiny shard. How do you garner ideas?