To Write or Not to Write, That is the Question

Abstract #1 was drawn by my Grandson, Ayden, when he was in Kindergarten…2011

Why Don’t I Write MORE or Less? Or, is it MORE or LESS that I write?

Well, questions with many responses.

I begin an idea at the very top of my head and then I think of another idea and then my mind becomes flooded with even more ideas!v I become overwhelmed! Which idea should I begin with?

Then, over in another corner of my brain, the questioning punctuates my thoughts: What IF I write this and then they think that? Oh my goodness, someone will read that! I can’t say that can I? What will they think of me if they read that? Of course, everyone writes what they experience or have a hint of experience, but if I write that, they WILL think I did it, won’t they? But then, do they think everyone who writes a murder mystery actually committed a murder?  What if someone thinks I am writing about them and I am NOT writing about them? But they think I am writing about them. Maybe I am but maybe my words are just a fantasy? Or, maybe I am writing about them? Or, perhaps I am writing about myself? Oh my goodness, I did write about myself! Now my secret is out!

Then my ideas change. Just because I wrote that yesterday, that does not mean I think the same today or tomorrow!

Then begins the self-conflagration: If I write that, I must be a horrible person? Am I a sociopath and not know it? Am I too moralistic? Who do I think I am that I should write that?  WHO do you THINK YOU ARE—preaching to the world? “Clean up your own backyard!”

Or the questions arise about my writing style: Do you think others have not already said that? What is so unique about that line? How boring! You can’t say that! Oh my goodness, you thought that?!

Just a few of the fleeting thoughts that my brain wrestles with each time I sit down to write.

P.S. The BEST part of this entry is the beautiful abstract work of art by my grandson, Ayden Michael Krenn. when he was in Kindergarten. He is now in 5th grade! I give him canvas to paint when I see him and hope he will continue to paint!

This link can take you to see Ayden’s work of art:  https://johannisthinking.com/page/11/

 

 

10 thoughts on “To Write or Not to Write, That is the Question

  1. Jan Stewart says:

    That painting is TERRIFIC! What a little artist he is! Takes after his grandma in talent! Love ya, Jan

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    • I will relay YOUR message to Ayden the next time I am fortunate to see him! I know he will be happy to hear that you called him an “artist!” Did you see the link below to his page of artwork? Thank you, Jan, for stopping by! Thank you also for your kind words for Ayden! Hope YOU are doing well! We will have to catch up one of these days.

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  2. ritatoutantgmailcom says:

    ​Hello, Thanks for your wonderfully inspired messages. Much love, Rita Toutant

    On Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 8:31 PM, Footprints of Thoughts wrote:

    > johannisthinking@wordpresss.com posted: ” Why Don’t I Write MORE or Less? > Or, is it MORE or LESS that I write? Well, questions with many responses. I > begin an idea at the very top of my head and then I think of another idea > and then my mind becomes flooded with even more ideas!v I becom” >

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  3. Jane, me thinks thou doest think too much…as I think most of us who write, do at times. I believe when we start putting our hearts and innermost thoughts on paper for all the world to read, it’s fairly common to let ourselves wonder what others will think. At least I know I do that too, but dang it, we just can’t control what others think. So..all of that just to say, you just go ahead, my friend, let everything on our heart and in your mind pour out on these pages. They are your pages to do with as you please.
    ps:
    Remember the old saying about “sticks and stones”…

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  5. Ayden’s artwork is awesome! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and his drawing… 🙂

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    • Hi Bette! I will be sure to tell Ayden your impressions of his artwork! He is a sweet boy! I went to your site but for some reason my LIKE for people’s blogs is not working. I do not know why—-but I do LIKE what I saw on your blog! Congratulations on your publications! Fantastic! I do not want to burden you, but I if you could help me understand how to publish I would be very grateful! My email address is: janejohann126@gmail.com Thank you! If you cannot, it is ok. I know life is demanding! Blessings on your day!

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