I am working on this as an exercise in procrastination. I should be packing, tomorrow I head to Pensacola Florida for an annual event called Pensacon. Pensacon is one of my favorite cons to travel to. Last year was my first year there and I am excited to do a write-up here once I get back.
Over the years I have started many projects, and finished most of them. This one I want to be a bit different. I have written in the past about how I have wanted to get this blog back to working, but the procrastination bug strikes again and again. Jeff Goins 500 words project over 31 days sounded like an easily digestible project I could jump into.
I have always struggled with writing, the blank page scares me more than anything else. Once I start to just put a random thought onto the page I can easily jump into writing things down in a rough draft format the blood starts flowing to the right places in my brain and the words start to flow.
This is a hilariously awkward struggle for me, considering part of my day-to-day job is to write blog posts on behalf of my clients. Becoming a better writer will help me with my professional and personal goals. So I am all for it.
I stumbled upon a medium blog post Jeff wrote the other day, and the 500 words project jumped out to me. I want to become a better writer and I know practice makes perfect.
With this project I will take some of the blog post topics that I have stored up in my notebook and can finally turn them into actual written words that I can share with others. I often times will be cleaning or working on something else and a lightbulb will go off in my head and I will want to write about it, but I won’t follow through with it because of the aforementioned blank page fear.
The other goal for me with this project is to finish what I start. I have had a nasty habit lately of not following through with anything I have been trying to do. Working out, I go to the gym for a few days and then stop. This project should take an hour, every day for the next 31 days. Minus the few I am going to be spending on other projects like my trip to Pensacola.
I am really excited to see what Jeff Goins has for prompts.
Now its time to pack. Just a thought, but I always pick the best day to start a new project, for example the day before I leave town and won’t have access to technology. I guess that means I am going to fall behind by a few days on updating the site for this project. Usually thats a project killer for me because it can sap the motivation required to finish it when you fall behind. I will have my phone with me and the WordPress app, so hopefully I can make drafts that I can upload later to the site.