Sometimes, part of growing up is realizing you need to work within your strengths and weaknesses, and continue to work in order to better yourself and your skills.
As an accidental writer, I often find myself poring over an article for much longer than I should before hitting the publish button. It’s very difficult for me to let my writing go out into the world before making sure it is absolutely perfect. Since I have ADHD, sometimes that can mean taking over an hour to write one piece. Not that it takes me that long to write an article, it takes me that long to go back over and over and over an article, check inserted links, find just the right featured image, obsess over words, etcetera. Come to think of it, maybe I have a bit of OCD when it comes to writing. Anyway, I’ve started to ask myself what I can do help myself and I came to my conclusion last night.
In the interest of becoming a better writer, I am going to try to publish one article per day for the next 30 days. <insert fear here>
I have no shortage of topics to write about and if you follow me on Twitter you know that I have a lot to say. Since 140 characters could not possibly encapsulate my comments on daily news or every day topics, I have enabled my talk-to-text on my MacBook in an effort to “talk out” these quick hit pieces I have committed to writing.
Microblogging is not for the faint of heart, but I hope that by releasing these mini articles quickly (hitting PUBLISH as soon as I finish writing), I can learn to write more effectively and let go a little easier. <insert more fear here>
This silly little contract/quick hit article took me 10 minutes to write, but I have 16 drafts on WordPress just waiting to be released into the world!! Wish me luck, guys – here we go!