Will You Be My Shin-Kicker?

The last day of January is almost over and tomorrow is February first.  That means my month of preparing for the rest of the year is officially “over” in that it is time to put my foot to the pedal or rather, my fingers to the keyboard and <<gasp>> dare I say it, “write”!

I don’t have any writing goals figured out. I tried that last year and failed miserably. I realize having goals didn’t fail me but rather I failed to accomplish those goals. So now, I am just going to write. I am going to pull out my short, “The Smile” and finally finish it. I’m going to put one foot in front of the other and take one step at a time. I will see where that takes me and how far I can get.  I don’t have a time limit, I’m just going to do it.

Hold me to it. Kick my shins if I procrastinate. Go ahead, I give you permission! Someone, please be my shin-kicker! I will do the same for you if you need it. Just ask.

It’s frustrating, you know? I have these ideas in my head. I have all these wonderful images, descriptions, conversations just floating around up there in this noggin of mine and yet I try to put it to paper and guess what happens? Ha. They are mirages flittering about before me and just when I think I’ve got a tight grip on them, they vaporize.

Some how, some way, I am going to figure this out and get it done. I am going to stop being afraid of what might shoot out through these fingertips and stop worrying how it might “affect” those around me. I’m going to crack my head open (not literally, I pray) and let the ideas spill forth onto the keyboard.

So here goes. Are you with me?

Write on!


0 thoughts on “Will You Be My Shin-Kicker?

  1. I am completely with you.

    Unfortunately, I know this vaporizing all too well. I think I don’t write anything good until I’ve gotten about three pages in, and then my good ideas start flowing back. There’ s something to do with the mechanics of using my fingers that chases images away until I get soothed into the process.

  2. Yup, I’ll be your skin-kicker as long as you promise to be mine. My computer and flashdrives are full of drafts of things that I haven’t finished; that I’m having trouble focusing on; that my passion has drained out of! Not this month. This month, I start anew.

  3. Totally! Good luck!

    As you’ve noticed, my blog is completely ridiculous lately. But one of my goals this year was to blog on a more regular basis. And if it means I just blog stupid stuff, or rants about snow, or whatever – at least it’s something. Just put the pen to paper (or the fingers on keyboard) – and be proud when something – anything- comes out!

  4. Write on! Awesome!

    (Don’t know if this helps, but I tell myself that I will write every day. The caveat is the “what” part … I give myself permission to write what my brain is craving, a journal entry just for me, comments on other blogs, a short story, my own blog post, a freelance piece … having that flexibility seems to keep me to a schedule/moving forward, but it also makes it less daunting. Hope that helps!)

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