Friday, February 25, 2011
A Month Later, Writing In-Between, And Other Colorful Bits
It's possible to get burned out with simply thinking over what it is you're trying to do as a writer. Did you know that? I will not complain about what has been going on for the last month but I will definitely use it to make new decisions about the road ahead as a writer.
I've still been writing over the last few weeks, I've been doing more thinking about both the goals I've set previously and what it is I intend to do in the near-term. When you are your own boss, things can get a bit tricky, and motivation to come to the tough conclusions can become entangled in other aspects of life, including your personal relationships with your family and friends.
If you're not a particularly organized person, this can compound fast. Like an avalanche of contradictory ideas, possible plans, ambitions, and, ultimately, results, you can get imbalanced. There's no reason to throw a pity party about it; instead, you have to gather your wits, dust yourself off, and get back into the fray.
Last month's post was a hopeful one about the sort of goals I want to meet as a creative writer. They did not venture much into writing web content, keyword articles, and eBooks for marketers. None of the goals I mentioned acknowledged my debt to the freelance ghostwriting that still makes up the bulk of the writing that I do everyday.
I must give credit where credit is due. Still, I'm moving forward, expanding my reach into new markets, and seeing what sort of words I can craft. There is much more left to be done. I hope to make some dramatic changes. It will take work. I hope to share some of that with all of you in the coming weeks.