Sunday, January 21, 2007

Return to Writing

I have a daily writing habit I call "My Ticket." In translation this means "writing is my ticket to clarity." This may sound confusing, but one need only be reminded of the EM Forster quote "How can I know what I think until I see what I said" to know what I mean. Lately I've been working on a project that helps focus my thinking. I'd talk more about it, but somehow talking about a creative project is like grabbing jello or catching a butterfly: the moment I try to define it, it dissolves and runs off the counter or flutters away. Know that I'm working. I have a ticket to ride.

3 comments:

Erin said...

I often feel the same way in talking about projects. Also, I love your writing phrase. A mantra maybe even?

Glad to hear you're working!

Cynthia said...

I love the Forster quote. Too bad I'm still looking for my ticket.

Theresa Williams said...

Your project intrigues me, but I'll ask no questions, since I'm notoriously hush-mouthed about my own projects!