Every day is a rollercoaster, but I have found a balance of peace today.
I drafted an article today. Then, I started to read an article about how to write at article. My article needs work–but I’m letting it be a first draft, unpolished, unfinished. I have some inspiration for what I’ll write about tomorrow.
I try to set an intention every day, week, month, and year.
8 September 2020
Today I intend to take small steps toward bigger goals.
7-13 September 2020
This week I intend to prioritize writing.
But, I just wrote yesterday. I’m supposed to write today, too?
When I’m sad, it feels like I’ll be sad forever. I keep learning over and over again that a negative emotions do leave.
Writing can help. But writing can also hurt. So . . . you’re welcome everyone.
I wrote a blog post today. I’d like to find time this evening to write an article. I have some ideas started.
I woke up this morning and shouted “I’m a writer!”
Mental health was a big priority today, but eating and sleeping and checking in with friends were easy enough to accomplish.
And I Marie-Kondo’d my electronics and office supplies. I had some equipment from a career I never fully pursued. The career and the equipment didn’t spark joy. But making a few hundred bucks selling it DID!
I wrote a blog post.
And I keep starting articles. I have three solid starts, but I haven’t finished them. Yet.
Finishing–the endings are a place I’d like to improve. I should make a case study of my favorite articles, writers, and stories to see why the endings work and how I can emulate.
Joy–writing brings me so much joy. Just the act of organizing my thoughts, feelings, goals, plans, accomplishments, is a meditation for me.
I have been resisting mediation lately in my morning and bedtime routines. But I love journaling so much that I get engrossed and forget that I have other things to do on my routine. Writing can be a new meditation for te time being.
Also. When it comes to fiction writing, am I ready to dive on in? Or do I need more planning? Writing or planning or writing or planning or . . . probably writer.
Because I’m a writer.
Weekend! No writing, no guilt.
Although I did take myself to the beach. Hanne says I should blog about that. I brought my journal and started a brainstorm list and mindmap for a marketing plan.
Wrote a blog post. That inspired a draft for another.
Then, someone who knows I suffer from depression asked me, “Are you feeling better?”
And I said, “I’m not going to feel better.”
Which perhaps sounds defeatist. But questions like that are so incredibly unhelpful to someone with a mental illness. Why, you ask? I guess I’ll write an article about it.
Continue pre-writing of BB. (tentatively planning on making this a NaNoWriMo project)
Write myself a marketing plan to get me through January
Maintain a week lead on my blog posts.
Implement my marketing plan.
Research how to write better articles and revise and write articles for pitching.
Start reading publications I want to write for.
Start writing pitches for publications.
Take the weekend off.
Continue writing on my novels.
Write Every day!