I am struggling today to find time to blog, but I am determined to do so because I vowed to post something every day this month, and I hate to break my now 7 day record. Some might question the wisdom of setting this goal at the same time as I pursue the 50,000 word goal of NaNoWriMo, but who said writing was necessarily a wise thing to do? Good for the soul, sure, and, according to a recent New York Times article, good for one’s mental health. But wise?
Perhaps it is time to sift through my goals in writing this blog, since they keep changing. The one through line is that this is a space where I get to be writer, editor, and publisher. And so far, it’s a quiet space, which I rather like. I am dipping my toes in the water, seeing what makes sense to write, and, this is harder, what I am willing to post.
If I can see this blog in that light, perhaps I can relax and let the words lead me wherever makes sense each day. Perhaps I can let go of my Be-A-Good-Student-And-Stick-To-The-Topic mentality, and not worry if one topic does not always fit with another, or if there isn’t time to polish the words as much as I’d like. This month there won’t be time to polish. Just write.
Sounds good to me. Not necessarily wise, but sure, why not?