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I'm having a hard time connecting with my feelings when writing.
Reading the words of others, I can sense what they're up to and empathize and use distance to gain perspective. I'm not responsible for what happens in their writing. I leave my control tools in the box.
Writing is different. I'm the mind-out-in-the-open with my words showing for all the world to see. Are they too small? Can I make up for it with longer sentences or maybe an exclamation or two?
Trying to feel anything while I type requires me to breathe and see if I feel anything. I have to tune in. Sounds dumb when I read it back to myself.
I breathe again.
Now I'm thinking of @jasonleow and his meditation practice.
Is writing a way to force myself to breathe?
Editing is for sure.
Re-writing also forces a pause and reflection. @lucjah knows about that.
Do famous writers breathe? Intentionally or habitually? Hmmm.. more dumb questions. Saxophonists breathe skillfully.
At least I'm breathing a little.
Don't pick your title before you write.