The Struggle

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To tell you the truth, I just don’t feel like it. But I made a commitment and I’m going to follow through. This is so true to form. I’m fast out of the gate and then I lose steam or interest and I don’t finish.

Not this time. I’m going to find a way to keep writing. I’m going to keep my promise. I’m going to put pen to paper an fill the page.

The problem is it seems I have run out of things to say. As I’ve said, I have a list of topics or titles, but they aren’t inspiring me. Yesterday’s topic (which I didn’t post) is a great example.

Being a jack of all trades and whether its good or bad has plenty of angles to write from. Unfortunately, I couldn’t settle on one or one didn’t come to mind. Either way it was a lackluster attempt.

On a positive note and as I tell others, struggle is where the learning occurs. The struggle is where you get better. If it weren’t for struggle, we wouldn’t have good times to appreciate.

What am I learning? First, I am learning how to write, how I write best and the style of writing that best fits me. Writing is about the grind of pushing yourself. Writing is a process.

I am also learning about the process of creating an audience for my writing. At least I think I am. As much as I’d like to think I should post daily, it is becoming clear that weekly is more realistic and in line with increasing my audience. With the longer gap between posts, I may generate more anticipation from an audience.

The extended time will also give me an opportunity to develop my writing. I will have a chance to extend a story line or thought from one day to the next or even longer.

Hopefully the reduced pressure to perform will free up my mind. Knowing that I can choose the best entry from a collection of writings should improve my product and in turn increase your enjoyment of reading the things I have written.

In the meantime, I’ll push through the struggle and keep honing my skills. Now if you wouldn’t mind, leave me a comment of your thoughts or give me and idea of something you’d like me to write about. Your feedback would be much appreciated.

Author: Brian Hill

Still trying to figure this out.

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