writing down the bones

   I'm reading a favorite book, "Writing Down the Bones" by Natalie Goldberg.  She said what I was hoping to hear - that even rudimentary journaling is some of the best practice writing there is, because at the very least it's writing; and when you're writing, it all counts.

  Whenever I sit down with my journal and other books in the morning for my devotional time, the first thing I want to do before reading is open my journal and write, almost as an introduction to the day (or as an introduction to myself for that day).  I have always been drawn to the writing./journaling/daily update part of my morning time.  I love getting my thoughts down on paper.
  Reading Ms. Goldberg's book last night gave validity (which I didn't really need but thought I did) to this daily journaling I love to do.  She encourages it as a valuable writing practice to employ to find our voice, get out thoughts, feelings and emotions.

   If you journal - do you love it?  If you don't, would you be willing to start?


  1. I do love my journaling, but I've gotten out of practice. I think I need to re-schedule time for journaling specifically, like you do. It just does something for the soul!

  2. Hi Beth!

    I LOVE Natalie Goldberg! I have read all of her books. I don't journal but I do often use her suggestions for freewriting to get my creative juices flowing.



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