I’ve found myself once again adhering to a daily writing practice. This is in part due to the book Writing Down the Bones, by Natalie Goldberg. I don’t exactly remember when I picked up this book. It’s certainly after coming into contact with Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way, but I hadn’t started looking at it until a recent day trip to Ojai, CA.
I was sitting outside of a little Japanese restaurant, waiting on my veggie tempura sandwich, and I started to read.
“Just dive in,” urges Natalie, teaching, “Begin where you are.”
And so I did. I began writing again, trying to stick with it daily. Some of what I’ve written has already appeared on the blog. It’s imperfect, I realize, but it’s also honing a voice.
It’s important to write with your voice, and not adopt someone else’s. Writing should be authentic, and that’s what I’m looking for.