Writing More

I'm in one of those periods where I don't feel as though I'm writing enough. Often this is because I don't feel like I have anything want to say, and if I'm not in the mood to write then I'm not going to produce anything that would be worth your time to read. Motivation is one of those self-reinforcing things though; when you're making the most of it you tend also to generate more motivation. I need to capitalise more on the motivation I have (which has been in a bit of a slump lately as the day job has been tiring me out).

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
— Benjamin Franklin

This blog is the most accessible platform. Because posts are digestible and discrete, they're complete and final relatively quickly. I just have to get over the notion that the things I feel like writing about are too banal, just boring, or somehow too niche. I also need to maintain a sense of quality in the writing itself, not only the subject matter. This is something that only practice is going to achieve.

I'm also going to try and make an effort to write more in Day One, which nobody else is likely to get to read, so there's less pressure on me to adhere to a sense of quality or content. I can do it simply to record my thoughts and to help form a more active writing habit. I currently use day one more as a scrap book for things and events than I do an actual journal. There's no reason it can't be both.

The last part of this pseudo-resolution is fiction. I want to write more fiction but it is time consuming and far more difficult (at least for me at present). In order to make the time to write more serious fiction I need to stop filling my available time with other lesiure activities. This means less gaming. It's not actually that big of a sacrifice but gaming is my go-to wind-down activity. I need to adjust how I prioritise my free time in order to make a success of this. It's going to be a less immediate goal but a more improtant one.