perils with writing and whatnot
I’ve been so immersed in reading about plotting and with the WIP that I haven’t given a thought about a post for my mid-week entry here in my blog. I finished the book 2K to 10K, making notes along the way. (I think I told you this on Saturday too. Shows how muddled my brain is now.) I just finished chapter seven in Write Better Faster. Again, taking notes on what I think I need help remembering.
I’ve been feeling languid for a while now. I’ve been trying to push it away, keeping up with the blogging and the other routine things I’ve developed for myself. What I find offbeat with this droopy feeling is I’m still feeling gung-ho about writing my book and all the preliminary stuff that’s involved.
As I write this, I can feel myself figuring out what is wrong and what to do about it. I was taught in the social work classes I took in college that journaling usually has this effect when something a bothering a person. It has to do with the emotions of the issue at hand. At the time, most thoughts are coming from the right-brain where emotions and sensors dwell. Rational decisions are hard to come by when the right-brain is rushing all sorts of things into the conscience. By putting these thoughts in writing, the left-brain can squeeze in to make a suitable choice about the situation the person is in.
So what is my resolution to my small dilemma?
My posts on Saturday are brief, almost to the point of being curt some times. I mean, how much can I say about what I’ve done during the course of a week? My life is mundane. In many ways I like it that way — routine, schedule, order to the max. My conclusion to my problem is to combine the two posts I write each week, obviously making it one per week.
By doing this, I’ll have five days where I think of nothing but my WIP. On Saturday, you’ll see my one entry, which should have a little, if not a lot, more depth and may have two sections to it. For those readers who are only reading on the weekends, this should be an improvement. For that matter, it should be an improvement for all because one less email in your inbox.
As much as I love getting letters in my inbox, the notices of posts gets tiresome. Yet, the thought of going with a feed is worse, in my opinion. I’ve been there and done that. I just don’t like it. If WordPress and Bloggers would do a weekly digest, I’d go for it. No, the weekly thing at WordPress is not a digest. It only gives you one post by the person.
Because I’m still doing the pre- stuff of my WIP, I’ll start doing this new blog schedule this Saturday. Yak at you then. 🙂
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