How writing a diary helps me as a writer. Post 7.
Are you happy it is Friday?
You know, I always wondered why people are happy that it is a weekend. It is probably because they don't love their jobs much, and hence need a break which the weekend brings. They also hate Monday mornings because it is the start of another work-week.
For me--I have no weekends. I LOVE my job (writing) and I write every single day. I don't feel good if I do not write. From the start of this year, I have written in my diary DAILY. Earlier, like Gopal Shanker of A Hundred Little Flames, I used to write only when something important happened. But this year, I changed that. The second last thing I do before I sleep is write in my diary.
The last thing I do is, of course read. I read till the lines blur and then I close my eyes.
This year I have read about 32 books so far. I also have a nice diary, replete with whatever happened on a particular day in my life. It is something I enjoy doing; It gives me direction, a sense of understanding where I am headed and what changes I ought to make. My diary is like my compass.It is also a record of my feelings. It helps me 'get stuff out of my system' and it opens out the creative channels. I enjoy it so much.
I wrote a couple of days ago, that I was happy that Sonali Bendre had come back to India and was recovering. I had said a prayer for her, and also sent her healing (I practise Reiki).
Those of you who haven't seen the conversation between her and me, can watch it here:
That's all for today!
I have to go now, as I am watching a movie with my daughter. After this I shall write in my diary and read.
Tell me about the one habit which you have managed to keep the whole of this year. I love hearing from you.
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