It took a week or so, but all of the stuff sold! No longer having the need to have that little garage sale as the main post, I can get back to writing again. (Hooray?)
Bring on the Forced Creativity
I was thinking of focusing at least one post a month (and even that feels ambitious) to doing a little creative writing. Even though this blog has been around for what, like almost fourteen years, I've never really fancied myself much of a writer. My style is more blunt. More direct. And honestly, a lot of narcissitic rantings about me and what I'm up to. Not much waxing poetically or caring much for sentence structure.
Now, I'm not exactly sure what this creative writing will entail. Probably very short stories, mostly fiction, beats me... Maybe I'm just amped up from watching that Hemingway biography on PBS last week. Don't worry, I won't start going by "Papa".
So that's it, I'm going to give it a shot. I certainly have a few nice fishing trips lined up to (hopefully) add some fuel to the creative fire. With a trip to Western North Carolina this upcoming weekend, and a ramble to the Driftless Area of Wisconsin in May, fly fishing will certainly be on the brain (and Pfizer flowing through my veins).
Want to Play Along?
Back when outdoor blogging was more of a "thing", there were communities that used to toss out weekly or monthly creative prompts to try and stimulate both interaction and productivity.
So fancy yourself a writer? Have a blog? Or a notepad and pen? I'm certainly up for reading your original works too... assuming that's not already your style. So consider this a prompt to get in the game. Heck, start a free Blogger blog and spit out some otherwise hidden genius. Let me know the URL and I'll even link to it.
I mean after a while, reading the typical fishing report gets a little stale, am I right?
But hopefully I'll have a few of those to share as well.