Reading & Writing

Five Minute Friday: Pass

Today I’m participating in Kate Motaung’s 5 Minute Friday.  Kate provides a prompt each week with the permission to just write for five minutes – don’t worry about grammar, spelling, sentence structure – what spills out of you when you see that weekly prompt?

This week’s prompt was: PASS.

It’s hard to know where to start with the prompt, pass.  I usually wonder, “what is the right answer to this?”  “What exactly is the prompter meaning with the word PASS?”

But then I realize, it doesn’t matter.  My answer doesn’t have to be like everyone else’s… and that’s the whole point to this.  I think that’s my push/pull with this whole writing business – how do I get in line and be like everyone else that is thinking about “writing” something?  And then the pull is that I’m not like other “writers.”  I’m not really a writer, just a person with an itching idea.  That I can’t seem to get anywhere with because I go back and forth on theme and tone and whatchmadoodles.  The idea never gets out because I am frozen when I sit and stare at the screen.

So that’s my PASS – I pass on trying to write anything that anyone else will care about reading.  I pass on the idea that my main point – the central idea of this itch – has to be done perfectly.  I pass on the need to please others.  This story is painful.  This story is shameful.  This story is raw – and I wouldn’t be doing anything worthwhile if I am so frozen that nothing gets written. 

And now I’m ready to start my day!  Have a great weekend, friends!


6 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Pass

  1. Hi, Katie, I love your perspective. You echoed what often runs through my head too. So good to meet you! I’m so glad you joined us this week. Your friend in spot #9. p.s. You might get a kick out of Ann Kroeker’s brief podcast this week on perfection and writing for fun. “Why do we writers put so much pressure on ourselves?” is the title.


    1. Christina, thanks for stopping by! It’s so funny that you mention that podcast – I listened to it on my way in to work and that’s where I learned about this link up! She must have influenced my post more than I realized!! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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