Something with my writing

It seems I’m always trying to discipline myself into better habits. This is even more so with my writing. The problem is that most of the time my inspiration can come from just about anywhere, and it’s not always appropriate to whip out my phone and note something down or write something down on paper (I still do this sometimes!). This bugs me to no end. And when I manage to catch that “wave” of new inspiration, I’m either drowning in it and completely overwhelmed or barely getting my feet wet. Sometimes I feel like I just want to write, it might not make sense, it’s just my thoughts that come together and might amount to something great or nothing at all. But the words deserve to live beyond the life I give them. And if I don’t take these chances and write, I start to feel like I’m letting myself down.

Does anyone else feel like this with their writing? An example is when I am at work, for instance, there could be 10 different things I want to say all at once because something has triggered me or inspired me or enlightened me. But I can’t because I’m at work and I already feel like everyone is watching what I do. And herein lies the problem. I feel like my creative self is trying to tell me something. I am actually experiencing one of the most creative periods of my life right now – I’m writing almost every day, I’m creating things in photoshop, I’m learning new skills. This is an excellent time for me to spread my creative “wings”. Yet, I still feel like an under-achiever, like the kid who always strived to get an A but had to settle for B+. I don’t want to be that person.

WORDS1.pngI’m also not the kind of writer that has the end goal of publishing a book. I’ve never really wanted to write a book. I like to write short stories, but I’ve never aspired to be an author of a book. I completely understand why a lot of writers do strive to achieve this goal, and it’s a very worthy goal. There is everything right with wanting to write like the authors you’ve grown up with. Yet somehow, I feel like maybe I should feel this way about writing, and I should consider writing a book or even self-publishing. But it’s not really in my heart.

I feel really strange right now. I don’t know what I really want to say, I’m just letting my fingers tap along on the keyboard. There is one thing that I am going to do this weekend though, and that is to connect an old hard drive I stored away that has all of my early poetry on it. I don’t know why I didn’t copy it over to my new disk, I think I just forgot to. But I think I’m inspired enough to write poetry again. Don’t know if I am gutsy enough to reveal any of it here, but I just want to sit with it for a while and see where it takes me.

Question of the Day #1 – Writing Prompt

Question of the Day – Did you keep up with your NY resolutions? Did you keep your promise or promises to yourself?

I’m okay with answering this question because I think I’ve done a relatively good job of keeping the two promises I made to myself to improve on this year. I have blogged about what those goals were before and my two goals this year are 1. Improve my writing by writing every day and creating a good writing habit and 2. To learn to say “No” to people who are too demanding of me.

Both of these goals are going to eventually become ongoing goals I will have to teach myself to achieve for the rest of my days if that’s what it takes to improve. There is no set time frame for these goals to expire. Which is not really recommended when setting goals but life-long goals are essential to consider as well. If you want to be a better writer, you have to write every day not just on the days when you feel committed or inspired, right? And being able to stand your ground when people push you too far is also something I hope I will be doing way into my twilight years!

I think life goals are way more important than something you might achieve once or twice when the new year arrives. Conditioning yourself to be a better person, or a better parent, friend or whatever you choose should be an ongoing life-long goal. That’s not to diminish anyone else’s resolutions if you have them. Any goal you commit yourself to is worthwhile.

Have you been keeping your NY resolutions? Why or why not? Let me know friends!

I want to set myself a new Pinterest goal – 750k Unique Viewers

I know this sounds steep for a first goal, but the closest I have been to this is 660k unique viewers. I think I can push it even higher and I want to blog my progress. Why do I want to do this? I dunno, I am just curious to see if my content can get that many people interested in what I post. It’s as simple as that, really. I have blogged about Pinterest on several occasions, and I know that Pinterest is one of the reasons why I have been receiving increased traffic to my blog. Since I started blogging more regularly, I can see the results reflected back in my site stats, and a lot of the traffic comes from Pinterest.

Do you think I can do it? I think I can do it, so let’s DO THIS! 🙂

MYPINTEREST

CURRENT MONTHLY VIEWERS 536.7k

New Year’s Resolution check-up – are you sticking to yours?

I wrote an update post about this topic in early January and while I don’t believe in making New Year’s resolutions, I do believe in setting achievable goals.

Continue reading → New Year’s Resolution check-up – are you sticking to yours?

30 Day Blogging Challenge Day 8 – 5 current goals

DAY #8 – 5 current goals

I guess I’m not really a person to write down my goals but I am very much goal-centric when it comes to life in general. I like to have an idea of where things in life are headed, I like to get the “big picture”, I mean after all, isn’t everything in life just part of one big picture? If you do not focus on it, what are you missing out on? Continue reading → 30 Day Blogging Challenge Day 8 – 5 current goals