I schedule everything. I have a calendar in the computer that syncs with my phone. I set everything up with repetitive tasks so I don’t forget things. People think I’m very organized, but mostly it’s that I’m very disciplined. I write everything down so it isn’t overlooked. Of course, I’ve scheduled blogging.
I am “supposed” to blog every Thursday. Why did I pick Thursday? No reason in particular I guess. Monday is the throw back into the school and work week so I figured I would try not to schedule extra things on Mondays. Tuesdays I twitter. Wednesdays I post on Facebook. The next day is Thursday so that became blog day. I write my new book Monday through Saturday, giving myself a day of rest on Sunday.
Sound boring and regimented? It really doesn’t bother me most of the time. My systems work for me. The only problem is, sometimes Thursdays come and I don’t know what to write about. Last week I didn’t blog at all. I added it to my list every day until Monday morning and then I just admitted to myself that I wasn’t going to write this week. After all, it is my own self-imposed list. I can decide not to blog for a week, right?
Now it’s Friday and I didn’t blog yesterday. I had a bad grief day (which honestly hasn’t happened in a while) and just couldn’t do it. So I’m sitting down now to write and realize I have three different topics to write about and can’t decide which one. Last week, nothing. This week I can’t decide. Plus, it occurred to me yesterday, that any week I can’t figure out what to blog about, I should just start cutting and pasting excerpts from my new book. I could get your feedback on my writing.
And then I just started typing and this is what I ended up writing about. None of the three topics I have in my head. No excerpts from the book. Just writing about writing. Not real juicy or meaty this time. Sorry. I don’t know if other authors go through any of this process or it’s just my crazy mind. But it’s what THIS author goes through. Hope I didn’t disappoint you too much this week :).