WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

I am writing now. I’m not sure where I’ll end up but the important thing is to begin, to put the pen to the paper and let the creativity flow.

I started a new job today and I am relaxing on the couch after a long day. My six weeks of leisure is over and it’s now time to get back to work. There are many things to do with my writing and I’m too tired to do any of it. Except one thing that I have committed to and I’m doing it as I sit on the couch.

I committed to blogging everyday for Q4 of this year and I don’t have the energy to think about a subject so I opened the program and began to type. I have no idea what I’m going to write or if what write will make sense.

I wake each work day and I have a routine that I perform. First I make coffee, then I sit down and read ten pages, which takes about ten minutes. After that I write for ten minutes. This timed writing session is helpful because it helps to keep the habit of writing consistent and it brings creativity.

When I begin writing for the day I don’t know what will come out. When the rough draft is complete I’ll read through and change words and sentences that don’t make sense, but the main subject is still intact. This couldn’t have happened if I had not first put the pen to paper and let it flow.

This is what I’m doing now, I’m letting it flow. I’m writing whatever comes to mind. This is no different than starting any task that seems unpleasant. Washing the car, cleaning the house. These examples of an unpleasant task are not less so when you consider the outcome. A clean car and a presentable, comfortable home. It’s the end result we’re looking for, but we can’t see the results until we take the first step.

At this point in my writing career I’m looking to establish an audience. My platform is directed toward working people who are searching for meaning in life and I want to connect with others with the same values.

I’m still searching, trying to connect with those who would benefit from my writing but it is difficult to do when there is nothing for the audience to read. This is why one of my goals is to blog everyday. In three years I’ve made about thirty blog posts, not a great volume of work. In the next 90 days, if I write every day, maybe I’ll have a hundred and twenty articles. A person could sink their teeth into that a little easier and maybe get something out of one of the articles.

I’m not sure where this journey will take me. I know where I want to go, but how do I know that blogging is the vehicle that will get me there? I don’t, but I do know that if I don’t start typing there will be no article and there will be nothing for my future audience to read. So with an open app and an open mind, I put the words on the page and hope for the best.

Thank you for reading and Peace and Live to you.

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