I need to write more. And I need to worry less about what I’m writing when I’m writing for myself. Personal writing has frustrated me lately.
Honestly, personal creativity has frustrated me most of my life.
When I approach a writing job for a client, I can convince myself to be goal oriented. A piece of client writing needs to complete X task by Y deadline. And while most of my writing for clients is not public—they’re mostly proposals, requirements, and instructions—it is still writing. I know I can write. And I know I can finish things.
The skill of finishing a task does not seem to be a given, though. It does not translate between project types for me. So I need to work on it. And I need to start with a simple, achievable goal.
I wrote this today. Let’s see if I can write every day for a week.