If I was Writing a Book ~ 366 Bits

bag of bitsOnce upon a time, when the New Year began, the people of earth rushed around to create Resolutions, choose their Word for the year, review what had been and set plans for what was to come and generally get prepared to have their Best Year Yet.

In a little house, in a Mews, on the South Coast of England one such earthling sat, pondering what was something she could commit to for the next 366 days. Lots of ideas went through her head but none seemed just right. None seemed to flow. None would stick. So, with a deep sigh, she moved on and reluctantly let it go.

Twenty one days later the memory of her bag of bits broke through to her awareness – a collection of words that meant something to her, although she wasn’t quite sure what they meant and words that moved her, although she didn’t always know why they did and as yet unformed images in her mind, things she’d like to bring into the world. They were all in the bag because she had found no other place for them.

She had thought they might form part of a workshop she’d been designing, or maybe she would hand them over to someone with more clarity than her. Someone who could turn them into a book on her behalf. She’d done neither so far.

Then, three weeks from when the New Year began the memory of her bag of bits and the thought “if I were writing a book” collided in her mind and became one. She knew what she had to do and she did it. Hence . . .

This is Number 1 of 366 book bits.

12 comments to “If I was Writing a Book ~ 366 Bits”

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  1. Andrea - 21 Jan, 2016 Reply

    I would/will read the hell out of your bag of bits!! Love this Gillian!

    • Gillian - 21 Jan, 2016 Reply

      Thanks so much Andrea! I need to work out how you can get to see them all. I’m guessing some won’t be long enough to warrant their own blog post.

      • Mayana - 24 Feb, 2016 Reply

        In my humble opinion there are no rules about how short is too short for a blog post!

        • Gillian - 24 Feb, 2016 Reply

          Yep. I agree. I made it up! 🙂

  2. debs - 22 Jan, 2016 Reply

    I’m loving this…love love love your writing style. This has to be your new vocation! x

    • Gillian - 22 Jan, 2016 Reply

      Oh my goodness Debs. Thank you SO much! x

  3. Leslie - 23 Jan, 2016 Reply

    Love the idea, use it and expand other ideas with it. I think you are on to something here. Make cards, make a mini class, get on the radio with bag of bits!

    • Gillian - 23 Jan, 2016 Reply

      Blimey. You’re up and running with this one Leslie. Loving your enthusiasm! Thanks!

  4. Joan Kappes - 15 Feb, 2016 Reply

    Nice connecting with you today, Gillian! I look forward to reading your adventures! Thank you for sharing it with all of us!

    • Gillian - 16 Feb, 2016 Reply

      Thanks Joan. I really appreciate the comments I receive. They truly help to keep me going whilst it’s all still a bit wobbly. Thanks for taking the time!

  5. Swati Sindhwani - 24 Feb, 2016 Reply

    Simply LOVED it. Such an honest and truthful expressions. Would love to travel the path to unfold all the 366 bits.

    • Gillian - 24 Feb, 2016 Reply

      Thank you Swati. Most of the 366 bits are here. I’m working on organising the site better so they’ll be easier to find in one place. it just hasn’t unfolded yet! 🙂

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