Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Gone to happy place... be back soon!
I haven't posted the happy place note in a while, but I am resurrecting it to use on this blog for just a little while. You see, as much as I am enjoying expanding my writing skills through the exercises in the two books, I have decided to take on a much larger writing goal and complete a book. Originally I was planning on finishing the assignments before taking on this very scary task, but I realized that I need to strike now... while the iron is hot. I have come to terms with the fact that my book will not compare with Shakespere or Tolkien and am finally ok with that. I don't expect to be a brilliant writer at first, but I have good ideas that need to make their way out of my head and hopefully into the heads of others. I think getting the informaton out there is a better use of my time at this moment than striving for perfection. If Microsoft can sell a functional but imperfect product and offer subsequent upgrades, why can't I?
This is a huge struggle for me because I am a closet perfectionist. It keeps me from getting things done quite a bit, but I'm working really hard on just getting over it and getting moving. I will occasionally compelte an assignment here during my book writing process. I imagine it will be a very useful way to overcome writer's block, but the posts will be a bit more infrequent for a while. Writing is a happy place for me. I never really realized how much before. I love the process of formulating an idea in my head, molding it and tinkering with it until I know exactly how I want it to come out and then spewing it out into the blank computer screen. I don't want to stop the blog, but I no longer want to delay the book. If I could write 24-hours a day and give you both the book and the blog I would probably do it... but a girl has to sleep sometime and the laundry fairies have not visited my house for a very long time.
So, this is not farewell. I am simply going to my happy place and I will be back to share with all of you soon.