A Story To Be Told – Day 42 of The Pollyanna Plan

Day 42, Reason 42: I’m excited that I feel motivated to try creative writing

I began my day by doing the online yoga video I discovered yesterday. Even though I’m still feeling far from well, the yoga and deep breathing definitely helped and I was a little more refreshed and energised by the time I had finished.

Feeling motivated and inspired by this, it got me thinking about The Pollyanna Plan and how I really enjoy writing this blog each day. When I started, I worried that I’d find it difficult to think of something to write on a daily basis, but it’s actually not that hard at all. Even on days when I feel I don’t have much to say, if I just start typing, the writing begins to flow.

It reminded me of when I was a child and how I loved writing and telling stories. I still have 3 “books” I wrote when I was 7 or 8, as part of a school project. I loved the feeling of letting my imagination run free and creating something that no one else had ever thought of. At various points throughout my adult life I have tried writing stories/novels. I’d begin with great enthusiasm only to become stuck and frustrated, at which point I’d abandon the idea. But, today, I felt motivated to try creative writing again and I’m excited about the prospect.

I began by doing some research online and looking for ideas about where to start. If anyone has any tips, I’d be really grateful for your advice. I also dug through files on my PC I didn’t even know were still there and found the beginnings of two stories I had started in the past. I was quite surprised that they weren’t all that bad!

I think the main problem I encounter when writing creatively is being able to plan a plot and know where it’s going. I love coming up with a seed of an idea or the beginning of a story and I can usually write a few pages straight away, but then the ideas dry up and any plot I come up with after that just seems a bit naff.

I won’t let this dull my enthusiasm though. I think I just need to start off small, rather than trying to write the next Pride and Prejudice. Wouldn’t that be great though?! It’s always good to dream! 😉

I’ll let you know how I get on.


Anne Hathaway as Jane Austen in Becoming Jane

323 days to go

323 reasons to feel glad/happy/joyful to find

£321.82 to raise for Save The Children

I am writing a blog post every day for 365 days, to find 365 reasons to feel glad/happy/joyful in a mission to improve my health and life through the power of positive, happy feelings.

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