(So, I’ve been participating in a “writers’ flash mob” of sorts called Five Minute Friday. In response to a one-word prompt, hundreds of writers sit down and write for five minutes flat. No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font or punctuation; unscripted and unedited. Here’s today’s edition…setting the timer….)
Five Minute Friday: Five
Five work days
Give me five
I can’t write about five.
I can’t write!
Lately I haven’t written.
I haven’t felt I had five minutes – not even five minutes with some time for quiet and focus to bang out something on the keyboard.
Not even five.
Since I went back to work a few months ago, I just have not had the time to myself I became accustomed to in order to write.
But maybe I need to get back in the saddle and suck it up.
I am not going to have much quiet time to myself.
But I still need to write.
I should still write.
I should write, even when it’s not still.
Coming up in October some folks are challenging each other to write something once a day, every day, for the entire month.
31 days in a row of “Five Minute Fridays.”
Maybe I should do it.
Maybe I need a short term, intense goal to instill some discipline in my writing again.
Maybe the writing won’t be that great.
But maybe I need to learn how to do this even when I don’t have abundant quiet time to focus.
Especially when I don’t.
There’s lots going on to write about, heaven knows!
Get on it.