Breaking away from writer’s block…

Finally!!! For the longest of times… I have had terrible writer’s block! I have started that many blog posts and deleted that many unfinished blog posts that I thought it would take a miracle before I wrote one again… but no instead it is a poem!!

A poem! YAY I have written another poem. I can’t actually remember the last time I wrote a poem. It feels great to have completed this poem. I remember being on a tram when I started it… lines like rumbling tram… journeying girl came out and I found myself thinking about my trip to work and how I liked the time I got to read. I started writing about what I did when I got to work. As I saw the words on the page and what looked like a poem that I had written… I just wasn’t happy. It was frustrating me that the lines weren’t flowing on the page. I don’t experience writer’s block that often. I know that writer’s have written about it… about the pain of writing. But for some reason it doesn’t happen for me in such a way. I love getting my pen out and to write. Just the feeling of the movement of the pen in my hand is enjoyable.

So for it to not be so enjoyable wasn’t good…

Then yesterday… I had what people say is the “light bulb moment” as I was at a cafe eating my brunch… I wrote in my journal about how annoying it was to think and think but for words to not be written on the page and this morning it all came to me.

I wrote another poem!!!

It feels good.

Here is the link to my other blog – for those who are interested in reading it:

http://songbirdwriting.blogspot.com.au/

Have a read and let me know what you think! You’ll notice how everyday life it is! 🙂

Happy Reading

Signing off to enjoy my weekend. 

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Whistle while you work

I cannot travel, write, clean, bake or do the dishes without listening to music. Even in a house that I share if I must listen to my ipod then I do. Find me on a tram or in a car and the music is blaring.

I have to be able to listen to good lyrics and sometimes sing-a-long when the time comes. It gets me motivated to do the things that I need to do.

Right now I’m listening to “Realize” by Colbie Caillat next on the list is “Better by Home Soon” by Crowded House. I’m in a chilled out mood but need something that cheers me up. I have eclectic taste. When people ask me what type of music that I like I usually don’t actually know the answer. I can recognise songs but usually never know the artist or band or what the song is called. Sort of embarrassing for someone who gets a lot of music.

Music is great because it serves a multiple of purposes. It’s played at both weddings and funerals. At parties, sporting events, on road trips, in people’s homes, in movies; the list is endless.

It evokes many emotions; can make you feel sad, happy, enlightened, spiritual, excited, etc.

People have tried to become famous out of it, sung in the shower and busked on the street.

There are many reasons to celebrate music.

Today I’m celebrating music because it’s helping me write. I have had many recent life events to deal with recently and it’s all pouring out in words. The music is helping me to keep focused. It’s helping me to keep going. To get what I need to write out onto the page.

I don’t know how far I’ll go with whatever it is that I’m writing but for some reason it’s all coming to me and I know that I’m taking the opportunity to get onto to paper or in this case computer screen. 

Ahhh now I hear the voice of Micheal Jackson and “Don’t Stop to you Get Enough” and think to myself that’s pretty much what I’m doing with my writing!!

I’ll write and write and write until there is nothing left in me to write… which probably won’t happen until I take my last breaths….

“Just whistle while you work
And cheerfully together we can tidy up the place
So hum a merry tune
It won’t take long when there’s a song to help you set the pace

And as you sweep the room
Imagine that the broom is someone that you love
And soon you’ll find you’re dancing to the tune

(Spoken: Oh, no, no, no, no! Put them in the tub)
When hearts are high the time will fly so whistle while you work

*(Another version)*
Just whistle while you work
Put on that grin and start right in to whistle loud and long
Just hum a merry tune
Just do your best and take a rest and sing yourself a song

When there’s too much to do
Don’t let it bother you, forget your troubles,
Try to be just like a cheerful chick-a-dee

And whistle while you work
Come on get smart, tune up and start
To whistle while you work”

http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/snowwhiteandthesevendwarfs/whistlewhileyouwork.htm

Because having fun while doing what some might consider a chore is much more enjoyable then sitting in sound of silence. Ha Ha 😉

Signing off as “True Colours” is playing in my head… 🙂