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!