I want to do a bit of writing today without feeling like I’m putting other things off. Usually I achieve goals like this by constructing a to-do list and that helps to an extent. I’m proud and ashamed to say that I’m a chronic procrastinator. It helps me to acknowledge it because it allows me to begin to overcome this affliction. The problem also lies in the fact that I usually prolong the process of dealing with my procrastination. I think planning for me is a catch-22.
So my only way to alleviate this problem is to not plan at all or just do what I need to do when it needs to be done. Whew… Easily said than done I suppose.
Today’s goal: Complete writing assignments for yesterday and today. Work on my own story. Work on scholarships.
I’m having a hard time writing about things I want to write about. It goes like this…I think of something really cool, sit in front of the computer and then…complete blank. It’s very frustrating to the point that I question whether or not I’m good at writing at all. Then I have to remember that the habit of writing is a practiced art and with a forgetful brain like mine, well you have you do it on the regular. Sometimes I get this really awesome topic and i’m like Yea that’ll be totally cool and easy to write about. Then I’ll start it and it’ll end up in my drafts.
It’s difficult and I think that I’ve made writing to be this unconquerable beast who scares the hell out of me. And when you write for an audience, of course you want people to like what you have to say and have opinions. But then there’s that fear that no one will like it. That word failure starts to creep its ugly little head into that hope you had for that awesome topic. Procrastination starts to fill it’s place and I end up reading or just lounging around.
Maybe it’s the surreal expectations that I have holding my writing back. I have learned that when I just write for myself and not care how it sounds to others that I am able to write more and naturally. It’s like the words in my head come out the way I intend them to and effortlessly! Repeating that process however begins the whole shebang again.
Maybe it’s just me. Tell me what you think and if you have any suggestions please leave it in the comment box.
Hello all! I’m Kendra Beck Dillon and this is my new blog. Just couple of things to expect when you Beck: incorrect grammar, occasional misspellings, incorrect word usage, delayed postings, random off topic rantings, short stories and ideas that I can’t possibly wrap my head around.
I’ve always wanted to write and now I’m going to use this blog as my daily writing tool. Some days may just be one sentence…depends on my mood and how much I feel like writing. Here and there I may ask a question to get some advice….or give it. Maybe I’ll actually finish a story one day. I’m currently working on too many stories and developing my vocabulary (or at least that’s the plan). Message anytime to give advice, say hi, or even to say that I suck. I don’t care either way.