Even as I’m getting ready to write this blog, I have a million things going through my head. About school, work, money, other blogs I want to write, different article ideas, the article I have due tonight for Borderstan, holiday plans, working out, looking for jobs, family…
And so on.
My biggest hindrance on writing? I can’t shut my brain off long enough to focus.
I was born to write. I know this from the bottom of my heart and the feeling that washes over me every time I complete a piece is proof of that.
I am just bad at planning and outlining. When I have a paper due for school, I cannot outline. I just get my ideas in order and start writing, hoping for the best and plugging in the resources at the end.
I need to be able to write freely but life doesn’t always allow that. The times that blogs get written out in my head are usually when I’m too busy with something else or too tired to type out the words.
By the time I get to it, I already have a million other ideas and words in my head.
I need to do more free-writing. I need to dedicate a half hour of my life to just write. Shut off the wi-fi so I’m not tempted to check my emails. Turn off my phone and leave it in the other room (Which is impossible sometimes) and turn on the music.
There are days when ALL I want to do is write.
I just have to force myself to write every day because that is what frees my mind and soul.
Today’s prompt: What do you do each day that doesn’t contribute to your writing — and can you eliminate it?