Recently I sat down to begin writing a story that had been brewing in my mind for a while. But as I picked up pen and paper, I found myself floundering in terrible sentences, dry action, and the worst writing I had done in years. I hadn’t written prose for several months, if not over a year, and I realized that I had let that skill of my life become rusty. That great sword, the pen, was gifted to me by God, and yet I had neglected to use it, thus letting it gather dust on the back burner.
Well. No more.
I’ve begun keeping a journal, in which I’ll do a short writing exercise every day by flipping through a thesaurus and writing about whatever word I happen to stop on. I’ve never been much for blogs – too much of a trendy thing to do – but this seemed like an ideal thing to post. So although I might not post daily, I will try to at least write daily and post the results when I can.
An important thing to point out is that none of these entries are edited. There will most likely be misspellings (though hopefully not) and missing words (I tend to do that a lot). I’m trying not to go back and correct things, but simply get the stream flowing again.
Therefore, this is the beginning. The reforging of the sword.