day six: looking forward
After almost a week of consistent writing, I’m to the point where I look forward to this time each day. Being a holiday week with strange work hours, travel, and an anything-but-ordinary routine, I haven’t established a set time of day to write; however, I have managed to make time to write daily. Eventually, I would like to write daily at the same time, and quite honestly, I think it would help in establishing a new habit. So far, my schedule has simply not permitted it.
One thing I have observed in a week of writing is that, so far, I have not spent any time thinking about what to write about until I sit down to write. During the day, until I write, I do think about the act of writing, but I haven’t yet given any thought to what I will write about. That is something else I would like to become intentional about–deciding upon a longer range plan for topics to write about. To date, I just sit down when it is time to write and start knocking it out. Sometimes I ramble, sometimes I think of something to write about almost immediately–today is obviously the former as my thoughts are all over the place!
Do I consider myself a writer yet? Hardly. I really am not sure what constitutes ‘ a writer,’ or what hurdle I might have to cross to arrive there. I’m not even sure it is something I’d recognize when I see or achieve it. It is an adjective I look forward to using to describing myself. Not for props, not for praise, not for any reason other than to say, “I’m a writer.”
My next steps? I think I want to create a series of topics about which I’d like to write. Then I can start exploring them, writing about them, and sharing.