So, here am I with the first post of my 30-day challenge for the month of October 2011. The idea of posting everyday on a blog is really fascinating and it will be more so with continued support and motivation from all of you.
There are certainly some reservations. Can it really be creative? Won’t it just be writing for the sake of writing? Won’t it be writing because I have the challenge to complete? Yes, it will be, but writing something is better than not writing at all. And I know, whatever I will write, I would always be kind of creative in some way or other.
Creativity is “to create”. He who creates is a creative and not the one who just thinks. Having some feelings and putting them down on the paper (or on screen) are two really different things. One cannot be called creative unless he transforms his thinking in the form of creation.
I think I won’t fall short of ideas for at least this 30-day challenge. I have a lot to tell you. If I just wait for the form, the form would never come and whatever I am thinking will fade out. So, before it fades out, I want to put in out in whatever form it takes.
Once a Prashant Vaidya (a Marathi ghazal writer from Kalyan) told me, “Ganesh, we won’t become a poet by just writing good poems for say three months or three years. To be called a poet, you must give out good poetry for some 30 years. ” Soon after that, I almost stopped writing poems. My short poetic career did not even last for three years. After a keen reading of classics, I had made my taste so special and had raised my bars so high that I could never reach them, and I never wrote again. And then a lot of things happened and eventually the ideas stopped to occur to me. Thus, I became a no-poet.
So now, without waiting for ideas or form, I am going to start writing. And I know, as I will move ahead, I will get my form back. I know what my form is; I will rediscover it. I don’t mean that I will start writing poetry again, or stories or novel or some sort of book, but certainly I will start loving writing as it used to do.
So, this is for today, for the first of October 2011; and a whole month of excitement ahead.
P.S. And I will have to learn to stop too, otherwise I will write a long, long posts for the first few days and will stop writing altogether after that. So, stop, stop, stop… Enough for today.