Scratching That Itch

Writing is a salve for me; therapy.  It has been more beneficial than I ever imagined. For me, my “writing life”, I guess you could call it, took a major turn for the positive in May of last year. In May, I challenged myself to post something every day for a month. I think I missed a couple of days, maybe 3. I don’t remember. What I wrote mostly, was absolute crap.

I would come to the keyboard because I had promised myself that I would. Not because I had any real spark or desire to do so.  Some days I would sit there and just stare at the screen, hoping for inspiration.  Sometimes it came, most often, it didn’t.

But, I kept at it; and at the end of that 30 days, I was hooked.

Now I itch to get to the keyboard. I crave it, need it. It has become very important to me.  Some days, it’s one of the reasons I’m excited to get out of bed and start my day!  Writing has given my life purpose that it never had before.

I’m a Writer.  It’s what I do.

So, here I sit, scratching that itch.  Thanks for reading!  🙂

Copyright (C) 2018 Penny Wilson

About Penny Wilson Writes

Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 by Z Publishing and in the Poets Quarterly published by Prolific Press in Spring/2019. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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18 Responses to Scratching That Itch

  1. Hi! I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award because I think you deserve to be recognized. Here is the link with all the information you need.


  2. I can’t imagine what I did before I started writing. None of it matters, only now.


  3. WaltPage says:

    It is definitely an itch that must be scratched! I think I’ve told you that I do my writing in a notebook, the old fashioned way. I keep it on an end table next to my living room chair and write bits and pieces in it every day and evening. I may not post a piece everyday, but I do write. When a piece is done, I then type it in a word processing program, format and edit it, then copy and paste it to WordPress, where I add a featured image, categories and tags, preview it and then publish or schedule it. Some would say it creates more work, which it does, but it’s a process that forces me to look at a piece several times before publishing. It works for me 😊💛

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  4. trentpmcd says:

    It can be addicting…


  5. The Militant Negro says:

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.


  6. I understand. I must write, too. Keep writing, Penny. Keep following that passion.


  7. Yup totally relate to that Penny. If I don’t write something, anything, in a day it feels like I’m choked inside. Writing is very cathartic to me as well.


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