Today I would like to write about my favorite blog post and the hardest one to title. They are one and the same. The name of the post is I’m a Writer and the reason why it is both the best and the hardest is simple. I love writing, I don’t make any money from it. You do the math.
The thing about my life is that writing is the favorite and the hardest thing to do for me. I give you a simple example. As I’ve done for the last four years, I decided to participate in NaNoWriMo and the idea is to write 50,000 words in 30 days. This year I was ready. I started writing between 1,500 and 2,000 words a day and after day 7 I stopped. It is not because I don’t have the idea or the progress mapped out in my mind. I did that the first year and I still don’t know if I will ever finish that one. It is not that I don’t have clear plans and points that I want to make. It is not that I don’t know the topic, I actually know the topic really well. It is about the fact that I am probably scared that I will finish it, like it and want to print it. Then nobody will buy it.
So after sitting by myself this morning and meditating about it, I decided to start writing again. I have written a total of 15,000 words and I have six more days to finish. The next few days, I will start my day writing. Then I will spend most of Sunday finishing it. Then I will rewrite it, get an editor and self publish as an e-book. I don’t care if nobody buys it. The point is that I set myself a goal, I worked through it and I finished it. That is all I want to do.
To me, being a writer is not about being famous or having millions of people read what I write. To me, being a writer is about having something to say and then saying it.
So what is your favorite thing to do? Which one is the hardest? Leave your comment below.