Writing Wisdoms #13 from Your Writing Mentor
Are you comfortable being uncomfortable? Are you generally a person who likes to take risks and push the envelope? Growing up, I was never one to rock the boat, or do anything that would call attention to me. It was instilled in me that children were seen and not heard. We were to do as we were told, and never disagree with an adult. I’ve kept a journal since I was 11 to record how I was feeling when I didn’t feel I could confide in anyone else, and to witness how I would change things when I was older.
As writers, we are curious by nature, or we wouldn’t be very good writers. We’re asking questions and need to know why. We seek out the how and the what, which leads to the when and where. The result of our quest documents both the painfully ordinary and the extraordinary elements of each story.
Today, I’m going to share with you a story about not allowing yourself to be lulled into a comfortable frame of mind where your life drifts by on automatic pilot. Or, you feel the space you occupy is safe right now and you don’t want to disrupt the status quo. Your life is comfortable, secure and predictable.
Also, completely not based in reality!