I have started writing again, in a journal I keep and on some blogging websites.
I am writing Dutch now and mainly for my (professional) blog on my freelance website. It forces me to write a bit every week and right now that's enough.
I really want to write a book. I have so many things in mind to write but English is my first barrier. I tried to write in my language. When started to translate to English I stack. I also tried to go to school improve my writing skills ...not yet. looking for advice .
I need to get some mileage. I've given up on the 'write a book' goal because that doesn't feel all that realistic and puts unnecessary pressure on. At the moment I just need to write and flex my writing muscles to strengthen them. Maybe then over time I will end up with something that I find satisfactory and perhaps send it over to people to read. Right now that is not happening yet. (And I am still shuddering at the thought of that one time when I send something to someone and I know now what a load of crap that was and how she must despise me as a result of that. Gah.)
@citrus Have you ever read the fantastic book Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott? She advocates "shitty first drafts"- i.e., don't put too much pressure on yourself to write something good, just get it down, because you can always go back and fix it. If you haven't read it, it is SOOOOO good! You got this!
@fiercepixie I got that book from a fellow 43er at one point actually! Thanks. :)
@fiercepixie I haven't read that book but that is good advice. just start writing and let the book, or story or whatever you're writing come to you. after you have the basic outline down, it's much easier to fill in the details
What seems to work: Having time set aside for writing, getting started on something to overcome writers block, taking notes when I have an idea and organizing these into an outline later, sharing with somebody, organizing around a presentation or event, keeping my ideas and sources organized
I have started a few stories on Wattpad, but never finished them. My goal is to write regulary. At least once a week :)
Think about this daily. I have a short list of things I wish I'd finished by now. It's sort of getting too long for me to deal with.
My aims for this goal are twofold:
1. Write more blog posts
I really enjoy writing blog posts, but it takes quite a bit of time and I've fallen out of the habit recently. I'm over at https://hexdrag3on.wordpress.com/ but haven't written anything since July!
2. Write a journal
There's something cathartic about writing a daily journal, even if it's just inane nonsense that nobody else would care about. It's also fairly entertaining to look back on in a few years and laugh about all the things you used to worry about which are now totally irrelevant.
Obviously, in addition to these, writing stuff here on 43T also helps organise the mind too :)
Only 6 pages so far in February however gratitude journal is current
After saving, it will be sealed for 2 years. Are you sure you wrote everything you want?
Changing the goal title is basically creating or joining another goal. All your activity and media will move to the new goal.
Removing this goal from your done list will delete all it's activity and you will not be associated to this goal anymore. Try edit this entry instead
I truly believe Augustine’s words are true and if you look at history you know it is true. There are many people in the world.