Friday, March 25, 2016

Start the Day

Slice 25

Thank you to the Two Writing Teachers 

I've been thinking a lot about listening.  I'm not sure that I've been the best listener lately.  There's been a lot of chirping going on from all around me and in my own head.  Spring is a busy time, right?  I thought about the time I need for some reflection, relaxation and rejuvenation (lots of re!).

And then she said it, "-Mom, do you know how to start your day?"

I thought I did but paused for a moment to listen to my little morning dove.

"You haaave to wake up slow and the eat a nutritious breakfast!"

I thought about how this looks as a writer...waking up slow, noticing all the details and gathering them, savoring them, taking it all in...wondering about what is offered in the first moments of the morning.  Then I thought about how writers get the nutritious breakfast they need.  I'm thinking it is fueled by reading, writing, and listening to what's happening in our midst.

So, I fueled my writing hunger by reading tweets and blogs!  I noted thoughts about preaching to choirs, singing, morning walks before dawn and advice about burning candles at both ends.  So, I think I know how to start my writing do you start your writing day?  How do you warm-up your writing brain?


  1. Wonderful advice from your daughter. I like how you played with thoughts and words around it. My writing brain used some help of photos to warm up.

  2. My day starts in a similar way as you described. Sometimes I don't let myself do the fun stuff of reading tweets and other posts until I've done the hard stuff of writing. It's a deal I make with myself.

  3. There are so many things to love in this playful post. One is the reminder that it is OK to muddle around with reading different things- that helps you warm up for writing :)


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