Daily Log: 2018-08-14
So much going on today. One of the things I wanted to share is that I know I have work to do. Reading someone else’s reaction to yesterday’s blog let me know one big thing I’m lacking when it comes to my writing. Yes, consistency is a biggie, but the second is trust.
It would seem that my lackadaisical approach to my writing and publishing has put some folks off. I get that. I honestly do. This is why, starting today, I’m going to blog daily. This will help me build a streak of daily blogging which will push me to post my numbers for the day. This will also help many of you who’ve seen me fall off the map (off the horse, off the cart, and every other variation of the phrase) time and again.
Don’t see me post for a day? Call me out on it. I know several authors who are doing this and it’s time I step up and become one. Why? Streaks build trust. If you can trust me to put down a blog post every day, you should be able to trust me to stay on schedule or at least let you know exactly where I’m at with my schedule. It’ll also help me get books written faster. I know I can write, without breaking a sweat, upwards of 3000 words a day. Time to start doing that again. You will see where I’m at each day and if I get no words written except for this blog post, at least you’ll know what I was doing.
Harlan Ellison, who passed away this year, used to sit in a bookstore window and type up stories, pasting each page to the window as he wrote. Writing in public is nothing new. It’s time for me to do the same. I won’t be posting my daily words, but I will post my daily word counts. Starting tomorrow. I haven’t written yet today and just sat down to do so. I will post my word count tomorrow.
Come to think of it, I will probably write this post first, then write. It’s a good primer. Heck, let’s just say this daily posting is a work in progress and go from there, shall we? We’ll figure this out together.
I’m off to go make words happen.
Until Next Time!
An awesome declaration, Jay. I began a public daily activity of my own and it’s been enriching (and challenging). Today is day 74 (I’ve yet to get ‘er done… yet today). https://www.instagram.com/skosign/
May your journey be as worthwhile.