Sunday, 30 December 2012
What will you write on your blank page?
And yet, to take this opportunity of a new year as an inspiration to start at least some things afresh seems to me to be a gift that we should prize. Call it new year resolutions or turning a page, but the act of re-creating something, anything can be just what we need in the middle of the winter.
The Words on my Blank Page
1. On 1st January, I start a new diary, literally a new blank page to be filled with the multitude of words in my head.
2. Once my husband has returned to work and the children to school, I'll start work on the third draft of my novel. I've spent the festive break tearing and sewing my story into an improved form all ready to return to writing it.
3. I will be taking part in the Mindful Writing Challenge throughout January, creating a small stone each day of that month.
There are many more personal blank pages to begin in my life too, all of which I look forward to with both excitement and a level of trepidation. Change can be transformational but at the same time, stepping through into 'other' can be frightening too.
So what will you create? What flame of inspiration will you breathe into flickering life in the darkness of January? What will you write on your blank page?