So...it seems I am still inconsistent with blogging! I log in, read a few blogs I follow but then run out of time before needing to take a kid somewhere or get to an appointment. I always think I'll get back to it later that day and never seem to do so.
This morning, I read a chapter of UNLEASH THE WRITER WITHIN by Cecil Murphey. I was ruminating a bit on what I read while exercising and figuring out what I was going to post about once finished. I had it all mapped out in my head then and viola...poof! It's no longer there! Such a surprise. Perhaps I should keep a writers notebook next to my treadmill as well.
What Murphey was talking about in the chapter I read this morning was liking oneself. He says, "If you learn to capitalize on who you are and appreciate who you are, you're on your way to becoming the best writer you can become." He suggests there is a connection between our weaknesses and our gifts and further intimates, "...perhaps your weaknesses may not be the negatives you think they are."
This chapter made me think of all the things around me useful to my writing. I do frequently write about various thoughts and feelings but, all too often, do not use all that I could nor explore as fully as I could. I'm going to make a concerted effort to really look within, search who I am and analzye the environment around me to create various story and article ideas. What a wonderful time summer is for this. Perhaps I'll go into Fall with numerous manuscripts to submit or ideas to write.