(Photo by Marisag)
It’s been awhile since I’ve had the urge to write something for pure entertainment. I do still do a little writing over on my other blog, but nothing that’s along the lines of why I started this blog. For the past few months I’ve been saying I was going to leave work and go directly to Borders to do some writing. Maybe outline a new script or update an old one. It never happened. I would just come home, get on the Internet and emerge from cyberspace hours later with nothing to show for it. If I didn’t get on the Internet, I’d either watch some TV, or fall asleep. Sometimes I’d do both.
Lately, I’ve been beating around this idea in my head and earlier this week I decided to jot it down on a piece of paper just in case I felt the urge to write. The plan was, if I do actually, finally, go to Borders I’d have a starting point. This was the writing before the writing. With this, I had something to at least stare at if I did show up.
Today, I left work, came home, packed my Booq bag with my MacBook Pro – yes I’m a snob – and headed to Borders. Just the action of putting my laptop in my bag and the thought of going somewhere to write, not for work but for entertainment, excited me. I chose Borders because I don’t have a t-mobile hotspot account and can’t get detracted by the lure of the Internet. I’ve been to a few Internet cafe type places in the past and tired to write but the free wifi always wins.
Once I set down, pulled out my laptop, and put my Bose headphones on – I know, snob right? – it just felt right. I proceeded to write for two hours, “brain dumping” a bunch of ideas, scenes and character from the little note I jotted down earlier this week. It’s a small step, but a step none the less. And the fact that I’m writing this right now lets me know that I’m heading in the right directions.
I hate it when people with blogs who haven’t written on them in a longtime say things like, “I’m back!” or “I’m going to start blogging again!” or anything along those lines, so I won’t either. What I will say is, I’m excited to be presently writing and besides Borders, this will be one of the places I will continue to do so.