Updates June 27-July 02


Thank you for the likes and follows.  I really appreciate them. 

Recently, I asked the question how to make these updates more interesting.   In my opinion they read bland.  I apologize for that.  It is ironic that I continue to tell everyone that I’m a writer.  I would like to say that I’m saving the spice writing for the fiction but that is always the case.  There are times I get a flow-state (the muse) and there are times I am going through the motions.  More successful writers have stated that when they read their work, they can’t tell which sections were inspired and which section were practice.  The whole is looked at and considered worthy by the fans, editors, publishers etc.   I try to remember that when everything feels heavy or useless. 

There are many reasons for posting updates.  One was for consistency; another was for accountability.  I needed to see my own productivity and I wanted to share my writing woes with the world.  I didn’t think I was the only one.  Misery likes company.  However, writing a post about why I was not writing was cliché.  So, I decided to let anyone, and everyone know where I was with the writing.  Then because I am well established procrastinator and self-saboteur, I stopped working on the writing project.    Well not exactly true, I wrote about it on the updates and what I wrote was true.  But that would be one day or one hour of work and effort, when I wrote what I wrote about any writing project.  I believed I would be giving that project at least 3 hours.  What happened was I spent 25 minutes on my own writing projects an hour, the rest of that hour went to social media.  It is a sad, average tale.  It is annoying writing about it.  But that is full disclosure and accountability.  Once I let the truth out.  Writing about doing better will benefit myself and others.  There is no great pedestal or soapbox where everything is easier.   I am writing this for myself and any creative person who happens to read this. 

This week’s goals are more of the same.  I will be writing 8,000 words a week, which adds up to about 1600 words a day.  I realized too late that these were NaNoWriMo rules, but I won’t change them because I think they work.  I will be looking at outlines and they are helpful for writers to complete their story.  Hopefully, next week I will have something interesting to write on that subject. 

I hope this week will be full of opportunity for everyone.  Let’s all try to be kind and better than we were last week. 


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