I have decided that I will be writing every day, well at least five times a week. I bought The Writer’s Devotional: 365 Inspirational Exercises, Ideas, Tips & Motivations on Writing by Amy Peters
I got this book about 6 months ago. In that time I have used it once and that was for my previous blog post. In explanation, since the acquisition of this book my husband has needed my full support in his most recent career move. I am also the full time domestic engineer of a 7 person household. I am also a game designer, a producer, a project manager and I write… when I can.
I am almost at the point where I can dedicate a majority of my time pursuing my personal interests. Something, thankfully has been afforded by this move and my husbands unwavering provision and support.
The next writing inspiration in Peters book is about motivation. The quote from Yogi Berra “If you don’t know where you are going, you might end up someplace else.” is aptly used here. This also got me to think, where am I going with writing? Exactly where do I hope to end up? What is it that I want? In answer to all these questions, I am not altogether certain. A part of me wants to freelance write for any publication especially for women…seeing as how I am one and are raising four. I’d love to write campaign speeches for a candidate I believe in. I would like to share my opinions, ideas, theories and muses with an audience that appreciates and or is amused by my candor.
I’d like to believe that at some point in my writing I may inspire someone some day. Lofty? Egotistical? I am most certain it may be, but it is what I hope for.
I am mostly known among my friends for being honest. Also the word harsh has been used as well as, abrupt, brusque, hard, candid, and forthright. Don’t get me wrong, I am not trying to be any of these things. I just answer the questions they ask or offer the things I see. I don’t necessarily profess to be accurate or true in most of these cases. Let’s face it an opinion is subjective. What is truth in opinion but the fact that one believes it? I could be way off base here, I welcome any respectful discussion or rebuttal on that one. Going back to the original subject for this post, what is my motivation?
If I had to say, it may be to share the thoughts, ideas, solutions and theories that I have on what ever lies in front of me. I happen to have many. I didn’t say they were great. I didn’t say they were awesome. I didn’t even say they were educated or right. But they are honestly mine and they are honestly given here in this blog of mine.
So to get on with it I guess, my motivation is to share what I have uniquely acquired in my many years of life on this planet, my experiences. I have discovered that experiences in and of themselves are not necessarily incredible. Don’t get me wrong some really are, but I find it fascinating how one absorbs, remembers, learns or even rejects experiences for whatever reason. I am truly fascinated by this and will listen for hours and read book after book on autobiographies. They have to be auto’s I don’t yet trust biographies. Maybe I should look up reputable biographers… a side note for sure.
As I was saying the game plan is to share these thoughts in an attempt to uplift, give hope or inspire any individual. Maybe just maybe I can make someone smile, or laugh or feel less alone in this universe. I’d love to write things that make people say, YEAH, me too!! Relating, I believe, is something we all want. Being able to relate to someone is a wonderful experience. I have gone to great lengths in an attempt to relate to the people I know or love. I once watched an entire show just to relate to my sister and sister-in-law. I did not actually care for the show, but being able to talk about it from an honest perspective was crucial in becoming close and trying to foster a relationship with them.
I use this strategy in my domestic life. I have found it most rewarding when I can use the things that binds us in experience to help them understand a point I am making! SUPER BONUS 2X’S EXPERIENCE BOOST!!
I am not saying this is something everyone should do, lets face it, not everyone has the time, nor the inclination to play a video game just so they can understand all the game jargon pouring forth from their progeny’s mouths. I do it, because as I have said before, I enjoy seeing how people garner understanding from their experiences. I can’t do that unless I experience something similar.
I do believe I have gone way off topic here. At any rate the plan is to share and see where it leads in the hopes that it lands somewhere in the middle of published syndicate and political gun for hire. Who knows? But I’d like a chance to get there and writing every day from this day forth may or may not get me there, but if I don’t try, how will I know?