Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Happy New Year


The world didn't end last year so now I am faced with the prospect of making New Year's Resolutions.

I usually don't - or rather, I usually make one, because I figure I can manage to improve one thing in my life at a time.  The problem is that a year isn't always enough time to incorporate a new habit into my life, so sometimes when the year is up and my focus, refocused, I forget to continue with whatever it was I tried last year.

One year I decided to stop slouching.  I still slouch, but now I'm aware of it so I think I slouch less often.  I hope.

One year I decided to stop mumbling.  Yeah.  That one didn't stick.  I'm going to have to continue to work on that one.

This year I think I'm going to write every day.  I'm pretty sure I've made this resolution before but this year I'm going to keep it.

Why, you ask?  What magical thing has changed from the last time I made this resolution?

Well, I'm putting out here on this blog, which is where I will write every day.

I know, I know.  At the beginning of the summer I said I was going to write on here every week and that fell completely flat.  I think I managed four or five entries.

But something else has changed.  It might not seem magical but it is, at least to me.

My attitude towards writing has changed.  Evolved.  Grown.

I've really realized - finally - that if I want to be a writer, then I have to write.  All the time.  Every day.  No excuses.  No procrastination (or at least, not eternal procrastination).  Otherwise I can't call myself a writer, and I'll be damned if I'm going to be an 'aspiring' writer, which is just a fancy way of saying "I'd like to do this but it's too much work and I'm a lazy bastard".  If I want to improve, I have to be okay with churning out crap sometimes.  If I want to be taken seriously, I have to put pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, every. single. day.

And I probably have to stop using periods for emphasis like I just did.

Baby steps.


Daphne @ Daphne Alive said...

Writing everyday sounds like a lovely idea! I'm looking forward to reading what you have to say :)

Pru said...

Thanks Daphne! :)