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?