As I sat down today to write, I thought, Ok, what can I get done quickly? I brainstormed a couple of ideas. All things I would be embarrassed to post (and I have fairly low standards). Wait…what? If I’m thinking about what I can do quickly, why am I participating in this challenge?
I decided to give it another thought. When it comes down to it, I have two problems. The first is that when I run out of time, writing is always the thing I cut from my to do list. The second problem is that I rarely work on improving my writing (something that’s difficult to do if I keep cutting writing off my list).
I’ve always wanted to work through Barry Lane’s Discovering the Writer Within, and I thought I could do that through these SOL posts. The problem is that the early parts of that are quick writes and other types of prompts that are messy and I might not want to share with the world. At this point, the world is only the 2-3 people who might read this so maybe I can deal with that. It’s difficult to really use this to work on my writing if I feel like I have to have a polished piece every night. Plus, that interferes with the “finish a book every day” challenge and “get 10,000 steps a day” challenge and the “don’t say bad things about people” challenge (aka “don’t kill anyone at work” challenge).
Probably should have worked through this a few days ago, but better late than never.