I’ve been telling my creative writing students over Skype that they should just sit down and write. Write whatever comes to mind, even if it makes no sense and isn’t worth keeping by the end of it. I’m thinking I should probably start taking my own advice.
I’ve grown relatively tired of the typical style of travel writing. You know, the kind that focuses on the destination, not the personal adventure. No one ever told me I HAD to write that way. I suppose it was on autopilot.
At the moment, I’m a bit stuck. I’m in San Marcos, on a beautiful lake in Guatemala. This place is home to me. I’m part of a great community here, I know the region… It’s pretty much my favorite place to be. But I’m completely, totally stuck for writing ideas. I’ve written about this lake more times than I care to remember, for various travel publications. If I have to write one more “Top 10 Things To Do” posts about the Lago, I’ll go mad!
So, in lieu of other options, I’m going to start “just writing.” I apologize if over the next few months you hear nothing but random thoughts and oddities. The inside of my head can be a pretty strange place sometimes.