Posting Everyday

Today is my 20th day of posting every day to my blog for 2012. Not the most auspicious day to post to make a big deal out of it but what the heck, thoughts occur to you and you share them, people take what they can get. It’s been an interesting experiment. Have the posts been any good? Probably not. But I’m trying to develop a habit and that’s what’s more important. Waiting until I’m in the perfect place to post perfect posts every day and have a perfect blog — my natural inclination — is a stupid idea and, obviously, isn’t going to happen. Or maybe not obviously. This is the natural inclination of every procrastinating person that worries about perfectionism.

Anyway, posting every day. Hopefully I can keep it up and eventually, once the habit is formed and my writing muscles have been loosened up, have the freedom and opportunity to share more well-formed opinions and thoughts in the groove I’ve laid down day after day. And, of course, more pictures of my son’s artwork.

Wish me luck!

My Best Writing Advice

It never fails. Every time I stare at a blank document and wonder what I’m going to write or how I’m going to fill a page I say to myself “This is going to suck. Whatever I put here. I might as well start putting something down.” And I do. And it doesn’t always suck. So don’t worry about not sucking. Accept that sometimes you might suck and know that you probably won’t in the end. Just start writing.