Finally woke up at a decent hour and made a cup of coffee sufficient enough to read in bed and write a poem or two. I don’t really know how it happens and would probably make a terrible instructor for writing workshops. There is no formula or plan. Just write. The outlines aren’t even “proper” outlines; it’s just a ton of notes that become a first draft and then a second. The first draft is always hand written. I prefer that method because something about writing by hand makes you retain more memory, that I’ve heard of. But maybe there’s something about it that helps you think; kind of like your imagination holding your hand and guiding you through. What it is your actually walking through varies person to person. Sometimes the process can't be taught, only learned,
This is being typed with confidence but later on I’ll probably read this and think, “This is just my mouth running a mile a minute because of coffee.” Either way the words are out there and it doesn't diminish how true they are.