Many have said that to be a writer, one must write. Write every day. Write, write, write.
In 2006, one of the goals I set was to write every day. Not necessarily to publish, but to write. And for that year and even beyond, I did. Then life interrupted, and I fell off. Funny how that seems to happen.
Goals are good
With the beginning of June 2019, I think it is time to set a new writing goal. I’m not sure how it will evolve or what the specific goal will be, but I’m working on it. I’m not sure whether it will be a daily goal or a per week/month goal or a word count goal, but I am considering all possibilities.
I wrote an article on June 1 and set it to publish on Monday the 3rd. I am writing this on June 2. I’m not even sure I will post this or if it will be an act of thinking through the keyboard about the proper goal to set.
To Write Daily
Daily writing isn’t hard, but it does take time to think through an idea and begin to flesh it out. For me, it takes a bit of quiet. I don’t seem to think well with the television or radio on. There is one exception, though. I can work in a crowded coffee shop by tuning out the noise and focusing on the people and their interactions. I get ideas for articles by observing.
A Book Idea
I am working on an idea for a book. I started thinking and making notes years ago and even build a considerable mindmap around the idea. At this point, it might just be a series of articles to work out.
I have written a draft of some of the ideas which I reviewed yesterday. It is rough, but it’s supposed to be. Reading it through again though re-affirmed the ide in my head as being valid. I can’t find anything on the subject at all. No books, no articles, nothing. That is encouraging and frightening at the same time.
Thank you for letting me ramble a bit as I think about the book and a new goal. I will let you know in the future how it went.