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Weekly Update: Week 16

After 1 week of trying this whole "Monkey Mind" writing, I think it's going well. I've started a short story I plan on publishing here and my word count is going up!


Weekly Update: Week 15

It feels like it's been a successful week, even if I don't have the articles or word counts to prove it. But I do think I have a new gameplan for writing in the future.


Weekly Update: Week 10

This is the second week in a row where I haven't published anything beyond these blogs. I think it's time to reassess my writing plan.


Weekly Update: Week 7

After a short break, it's time to refocus. However, taking a break has made me reconsider my addiction to my to-do list.


To Focus or Not?

My problem isn't writer's block per se. It's writer's focus. So what do I do? Force myself to not write till I can think about the 1 project again. Or, work on whatever comes to mind in little tid bits and never get anything finished? I've recently started trying to write out my random thoughts as 'sketches'. I'm not sure if it will ever go anywhere, but at least I'm not wasting energy or time. At least that's what I think when I can't get something out of my mind. Though, I'm not sure if that's the best decision. Because ironically, I am surprised by what I have done when I am 'forced' to focus. Posting online isn't required by any means, but telling myself people are waiting for the next chapter has made me write the same storyline almost every week. And now the latest one is over 75 thousand words. Which is mind blowing for someone so spacey as me. Between my mind wanderings and working on the 1 story, my novel and various story lines haven't been touched much. And without something finished and wrapped neatly between two covers, I feel like an impostor. I can't really say I'm a writer because all I really do is just think about writing. In the end, I'm torn between giving up potentially great ideas about random storylines, or forcing myself to write bland crap to be able to say it is done. 

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