I went back and looked at my stats and I must say it was depressing. I’ve had a significant decline in writing since 2011. As a matter of fact this is the first time I’ve even written anything on my blog this year. The last time I did any significant amount of writing was when I was using Scrivener last year in my attempt to put together a book. And when I was writing in my Journal. I wasn’t writing on here, but at least I was writing. Those, however, both stopped. I’m up early this Saturday morning to reflect on my future when it comes to writing. Spring Break has just started, and now with some time off, I’m focused on writing again. Whether it be here on my blog, on Scrivener, or in my Journal, I just want to start writing again.
I have also gone back to listening to my audio books (motivational, self-help, etc.) while driving back and forth to work. I’ve only been doing it for a few days and here I am writing again. I’ve also had a more positive attitude at work and overall. I realize I’ve wasted quite a bit of valuable time, and I’m trying to make a change. I’m determined to make it stick, and part of that is getting up earlier every morning to write on here, my Journal, or in Scrivener. Actually feels good writing this down today, even if it’s just some minor reflections on my present state. It’s a start.
Made it up at 4:30 again this morning. Fresh cup of coffee and downloaded a journal app to my laptop. I had been using Day One on my iPad, and now that I have a laptop decided to download it to my new device. It’s refreshing to be able to wake up in the morning and write in my journal. Feels good to release the thoughts from yesterday, and put a little perspective on the day ahead. If you don’t have a journal you use, then I would recommend trying one. The one I use is $9.99 but there are less expensive apps, and some free ones also. Heck, you don’t even need to have a specific app, you can always use a basic word processor, or note taking platform if you wish. I just prefer Day One and the variety of features it offers. But enough about journaling, my next task, in addition to keeping up with my blog, is to start writing again. This in part explains my meaningless ramble here on my blog. I’m knocking the rust off. Getting used to the feel of the keyboards under my fingers again, and watching as the words come to life on the screen.
First writing task is to get back to poetry. I have a sonnet I started, but never finished. It will be my first mission. From there, I’m not sure where I will go. I have been looking at some writing software, mainly Scrivener, as a resource to assist in writing my first book. If you have any recommendations on other resources for writers please let me know. I’m open to all suggestions.