The art of sleeping in
I have honed for years
Ten hours of sleep
Crammed into the morning
At seven am
I wake up to the cats crying
They have food
So I roll over
I don’t have class till 4,
So I roll over
Even though there’s work to do
11:30 I get up
11 hours of sleep
Is probably enough
But then the bed does look inviting
Tonight as I fall asleep,
I breathe in your scent on my sheets
When I wake
I’ll whisper I love you
To the universe
Make me want to fall
Into your sweet embrace
“Don’t just plan to write – write. It is only by writing, not dreaming about it, that we develop our own style.”
– P. D. James
I was doing homework when I stumbled upon this quote and it struck me. I haven’t had the time to write. I haven’t even had the time to think. Instead I have been working and going to grad school. When they say that grad school is hard, they aren’t exaggerating. But it is worth it. All this time, has left me with little time to write (and little to say). However, I think I need to make time to write – plan it and do it!
What about you? Do you need to buckle down and write? Get to it!
March is upon us. Let’s start it off right with daily writing prompts to get us writing in our journals.
- Write a letter to your inner writer.
- What makes you strong?
- What makes you happy?
- Allow yourself to be honest and vulnerable – write from that space.
- Describe your ideal life.
- What are your passions?
- Write for 10 minutes before you go to sleep about your day.
- Describe your life as if you were a character in a play.
- What makes you human?
- What was the most important moment of your life? Has it even happened yet?
- Who has shaped you as a person or a writer?
- Create a journal writing contract.
- Write your own bucket list.
- Write a dream sequence.
- What have you done this year to move closer to your goals?
- What have you done this month to be a better writer?
- Be green with envy and list what you want in your life.
- Be extra modest today and list what you can live without.
- What rule do you most want to break?
- Write about a new beginning.
- Write the life of a cat.
- What was the last book you read?
- Give advice to your 20 year old self.
- Give advice to yourself in 20 years.
- What makes you feel small?
- Find joy in the day.
- How do you find balance in your life?
- Take possession of yourself and your sexuality. Write what that means for you.
- Chart the future.
- What are you looking forward to?
- What are you doing next month that will bring you closer to your goals?