I’ve always liked my writing style. It’s sort of like the way I talk. It is something I do that I’m proud of, and there are not so many things in my life like that. However, I also don’t seem to be able to do anything serious with it. I made a pledge to write a blog post every day, and failed. I missed multiple days, and even skipped a few of my GIVEIT100.com videos.
I wake up each morning and start a fairly regular routine. I surf a series of web sites every day, and then start to work through my new emails and my daily TO-DO list. Writing a blog a day is a new task, and I have not actually added it to the TO-DO list, so I forget about it. I’m not always motivated to write first thing inn the morning, but then as the day progresses, I am even less likely to return and type.
I tried writing on my phone or tablet outside during the day, but often that doesn’t happen either.
Then I write, out of obligation rather than because I want to, and the topics are forced or timed when I’m not really in a creative mood. I write short blogs, or notes like this one instead – and I don’t feel the same pride. Then I lose my excitement for writing.
I have a new respect for creative writers who do it for their profession. There must be a point where it gets easier. Like a runner second strength… When you do it for 20 days straight, maybe it becomes a part of your routine. A habit. I’m not there yet.
I have a list of topics to write about, but my mind doesn’t always work that way. I can’t re-force a good idea and write about it.
I’ll keep trying. Every so often I’ll post an entry about the progress, instead of a topic.