Thursday, January 10, 2008

Outta my head and onto my blog

Since I began an online blog, I've also started blogging in my head. I blog while I'm brushing my teeth, while I'm trying to go to sleep, while I'm driving the boys to school. Where, you might wonder, is all this eloquent prose? Um, still in my head.

But that's going to change. It's like when you're flipping through a magazine and you see a really delish recipe and you, I should really try making that. And then the magazine gets buried under a stack of stuff and eventually thrown out with the delish recipe.

So here we the coming days (weeks, months, whatever) I'm going to cook up some delish blog posts I've been wanting to try. Hold on to your hats...

The latest idea that has me losing sleep is The Unedited Post (this one is not it). In high school creative writing class, we had an exercise called "free writing." No editing allowed, you just wrote whatever flowed out of the pen. I always liked the exercise; it was like going into my closet and putting on whatever clothing was comfortable and not having to worry about whether anything matched or not.

So last night I'm thinking...wouldn't that be a bloggity challenge: write a blog post without going back to edit. The thought of it makes my skin crawl, to be honest. But this could potentially provoke better writing, more creativity, better sentence structure (right). The whole thing sounds like going to a party while wearing the aforementioned comfy-but-not-matching outfit. The horror! But it's sort of risky, too! No one can say this housewife doesn't live on the edge...

Okay, so I'm going to do it...soon ('cause who needs commitments?). I will think of a subject, write on it for five minutes, and publish it AS IS.

Stay tuned...(help me!)


Jan Ross said...

You are reading my mind. Spooky! I was driving to school this morning and completely wrote two blog posts in my head. Of course, I had completely forgotten one of them by the time I got here, but I did get the other one written. I put a pad and pen by my bed too for those nights I'm writing in my head instead of falling asleep!!

Anonymous said...

Good luck. This should be fun. Apparently you have no fear of the Grammar Police.