And why not?
You can still get your writing done.
Get adventurous with the dictation tools in Microsoft Word and Google Docs. [See the video below.]
Suggestion: Make a brief outline ahead of time of what you want to say/write, but you can always pause the dictation if you need to collect your thoughts.
Here’s the video:
Yesterday’s trademark was relentlessness.
That was yesterday.
Day 2 of a turnaround is often pivotal.
How to keep going?
A few tips:
—Tell the voices of doubt to put a sock in it.
—Generate and keep nearby (digitally or on your person) a list of ‘live’ topics that beg you to engage.
—Carry a notebook. Leonardo da Vinci kept one, so you’ll be in fairly notable company.
—How about mastering dictation on your device? Leonardo would have gone nuts with voice input.
Buddying up is always a good strategy to keep your momentum.
A few more tips…
Oh sure, you run the risk of rocking a little too far…
But think of that brief thrill of the climb, and even the sudden descent.
There are lessons in both.
Hangup for the day: “Who wants to read about my life?
Consider this: Don’t think your life.
Think small. Think moments.
Find your ‘spin’, your slant–in your voice.
If these moments resonated with you, they will hit home with others.
Today’s fixation: “It’s already been written.”
Yes, the same subject has been covered.
But how can you know book/post/ won’t reflect your own perspective if you haven’t actually written the piece?
Until you commit to the project, you can’t predict what direction, emphasis, or format you might explore.
So, yes, it’s ‘first draft’ time.
Bravo. You actually followed your gut. [No, not to the fridge–well, not immediately.]
Instead, you raided your bookshelf.
You put down your pen and put up your feet.
It was time for a cozy dog mystery, a creativity daily devotional, and Charlotte’s Web.
You read for yourself.
You recaptured your inspiration and relished in the wordplay, the plot twists, and the comforting conclusions.
There is something to be said about not writing…
Yeah… mystery sounds good.
Let’s start with this one: Why, when you get some momentum in one endeavor, do you delve into something entirely new?
There certainly is the freshness factor–the exhilaration of trying something new.
But there may be the ‘Finishing the last project means I’m that much closer to rejection’ factor.
Solve that mystery first…then you can set up your fictional detective agency.
Those deadlines? Whoooosh! There they go!
And your priority juggling act continues.
Today, let’s first give self-leadership a shot.
Even if you need some help from a few friends.
Whether it’s prep for National Novel Writing Month or taking a team approach to knock off ‘Finish This Damnable Project!’ list items, order up some pizza, Cheeto’s, and wet wipes. Beverages? Keep ’em straight. You want to be able to find your keyboard, after all.
That’s the fuel for Round 1.
And the payoff for persistence?