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The journey begins

It has taken me quite a while to get to the point in my life where I now feel that I can really dedicate some time to being a writer. I haven’t quite got to the point where I say “I am a writer” when a person asks me what my occupation is, deferring instead to my part time job title. I am not sure I why I have such a block here, perhaps it stems from an ingrained belief that a significant percentage of those calling themselves “artists” are in fact just unemployed bums, spending their days lolling about, cadging money and contemplating their navels. Yes I know that this is not true in the majority of cases, but it is a stereotype I am having trouble shifting. Maybe this will change when I actually start to earn an income of some description from writing.   Anyway, it is almost 2pm so I suppose I ought to get out of my pyjamas, put down the wine and do some work.

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What do you use your writer’s journal for?

Who said writing ideas?

Smarty pants!

I do write in my journal, but I would hardly describe it as artistic, revelatory or even interesting for that matter. My original aim, of course, was to use the journal to record my ideas, messages from the muse, profound thoughts and alike, but instead it is just a load of old blarney. It is mostly a repository* for my complaints about my weight, lack of sleep, general health issues, part-time job, my mother…basically everything. (I invest a lot of time and energy into whinging about things.) It is also a great place to write down items for my to-do list, make a list of things I would like to purchase, and is frequently used to draw/map out plans for my garden. I hope that nobody else ever reads them.

*I find that I can no longer use the word “repository” without thinking of the very funny (unintentionally so) speech given by Prime Minister of Australia, Tony Abbot, when he referred to a “Suppository of ideas”. You can’t tell me that the speech writer didn’t do that on purpose!ImageIdeas anyone?