Process Pods: August 16th, 2020

This is my first "Process Pods" session, where we gather to reflect on the "challenging, messy, and rewarding parts of the writing process". This session is focused around getting thoughts onto the page.

The journey from the head to hand is perilous and lined with bodies. It is the road on which nearly everyone who wants to write — and many of the people who do write — get lost… Only a few of us are going to be willing to break our own hearts by trading in the living beauty of imagination for the stark disappointment of words.

Ann Patchett, "The Getaway Car: A Practical Memoir About Writing and Life"

What do I want to get out of today from "Process Pods"?

  • It'd be cool to improve on some of the writing I do for Morning Poppins. Usually it's random ramblings.

    Erik: Morning Poppins is usually for clearing my head, getting clutter for writing something I'm more serious about wouldn't worry too much about it, also I'm usually awake before Morning Poppins and writing @ 6:30AM.

    Jessie: maybe you should have a concrete goal for Morning Poppins? Me: Yeah I thought that if I was to publish my writings as one cohesive thing I would want to process a bunch of raw writings than a bunch of highly edited posts, in order to preserve the context and authenticity and etc.

  • It'd be nice to do some freehand handwriting. I type a lot and I think my handwriting is pretty atrocious, and I would like to send a care package to a friend in France.

  • Defining an audience for your writing?

    Erik: I try not to think about it...

    As you write more stuff on a consistent basis, you'll find people you like what you're going to say.