[AiW] Realizations…

Fountain pen and paper with purple flowers

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Happy Monday guys!

I don’t know why but I’m feeling very optimistic about this week. It’s weird because normally, I hate Mondays—like normal people. It’s usually a very busy day at work, with my rowdy kids, I’m usually exhausted by lunch, and I fight sleep as I’m driving home from work.

Perhaps it’s because I was very productive yesterday. I was finally able to clear out and organize a gang of bags that were waiting for me when I came home from the hospital. While I still have some more organizing to do, the bulk of it was done yesterday and I’m so happy! Also, I got a ton of laundry and cleaning done, and I always feel good after that.

(If you’re following my stories on Instagram, you’d know why these are my favorite chores.)

But what I really wanted to talk about today was getting back to basics—fan fiction. For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been feeling a pull back to fan fiction and I’ve realized that I’ve missed it. I’ve missed writing it. I’m not sure how or why I’d stopped—I guess real life just came creeping up. But I’m happy to revisit it again.

Also during my shower—where I do a lot of deep thinking—I was thinking about my writing as a whole. I’ve realized that lately I’ve been too focused on what would be published, and that’s not what I should be concentrating on. I need to JUST WRITE! Yes, I know that being published and being able to support myself is a goal of any writer, but what I should be doing is writing, and then MORE writing. And I haven’t been doing that.

So, it’s a new month and I think that’s what I’ll concentrate more on. And I’ll also try not to make it perfect. The point of the first draft is to get it done, not make it perfect. This is a big reason of why I write my first drafts down instead of typing them first—reduces the urge to edit while I’m writing, which will only slow you down.

So I’ve got my marching orders! How are you guys being productive this week? What have you discovered about your writing?

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