I GOTTA Get This Done
I always write with a certain urgency, because I know from past experience, that one day the words won’t run out of my fingers. It happens to me from time to time, and seems nothing I can do for it.
Nothing to be Done
Nothing to do for the day when the words won’t come…or is there?
I can have some words pre written, I call it having a post ‘on the hook’, ready to go when nothing happens.
I can (and do) write at a regular pace, regular time. 0300 local time seems best for me, so I sit down and try to mangle out a set number of words every day. They don’t always have to be the right words, but need to be pointed in the right direction.
I can edit. Some days it is just best to go through the task of editing mangled words into usable content. If the thought is pure and good when I write them, editing will often turn them into something legible and readable.
So. Why am I sitting here at 0400 urgently trying to get today’s blog post into useable shape? Several reasons, all of which sound like excuses to me right now.
I finished a project yesterday, the end could have been postponed until today. Sorta. The flow was real good yesterday, I really like what I wrote, and I wrote a lot. Fuhgit about yesterday.
I could have used my ‘hook’ post, except I was fired up on Wednesday and used much of the material in the ‘hook’ file on that post. It’s still there, but I won’t be able to use it for at least a couple of weeks.
Change the Things I Can
What to do?
I can write at least one more ‘hook’ post this weekend. 2 would be better.
I can adapt my urgency into a little better schedule, where I have a day or two of cushion left in every project. Editing days or something.
Add one or two days to every project, so I’m not left with a huge percentage near the end of the project. Try to spread more writing into the earlier parts, where I am typically researching and taking notes.
And In the End…
Urgency is a part of how I work. I need to accept that. Worry about the urgency is a part of my make up. I already know that.
I realize that this is mostly personal to me. I hope someone, somewhere, can get something usable out of this…That will make two of us very happy!
I’m just sayin’