I voted today. I hope I made the right choice for my city and state. It seems like an odd hope but sometimes people do wrong because the had the right persuasion. I have been voting for over 20 years now. I have missed few and I feel guilty when I do. I feel that if I didn’t vote I didn’t have the right to complain. Since I have my duty, be prepared for a future post of outrage about politics. I just have to get the facts and the “truth” together.
This blog wasn’t even suppose to be a political rant but it sounds like it. Sad part is that I haven’t been paying enough attention to politics. Not the way a proud voting US citizen should. This is flower break, while I change my mind-set.
I began this entry with the idea that I would write about something important to me as a writer. Reader may find it interesting. I like reading what other writers/authors are doing with their work. I follow a couple and I comment and like their posts. My tags says life, writing and random. I got distracted by writing about voting. The inspiring thought is fleeting and I was a little distraught. It was smart that I also tagged random too, just for kicks.
I gave myself the personal challenge of typing 300 or more words a post on every blog account I opened, for a year. The rule are that these words have to make up sentences that can be understood. An easy solution would be to write out my thoughts before typing. I do that sometimes. I am plantser. Which is a writer that semi plots but also writes by the seat of her pants. I heard another writer call it instinctual writing or pantsing. I like to call it free writing. Sometimes my free write post come out really good. Sometimes they get snagged at the ending. Conclusions have always been a problem for me since high school. It looks like I will be looking up old essay notes about endings. A writer who habitually plots and outlines are called plotters. I like to think of myself as a mixed of the two, hence planster. The compare and contrast of that is a post for another blog, the Jo Experiment Blog to exact.
I will be writing about the 300+word challenge until I am writing 300+words without difficulty. I used to be able to do so without thinking. Now the words are coming to me painstakingly slow. I call myself a writer, I aspire to be a publish author. My creativity can’t be lagging. I am not critically known. I think the reminders, help as a prompt. Yes I like to use reverse psychology and trick on myself. I am stubborn and my own worst enemy.
Octavia Butler said “First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you are inspired or not.
I can’t give up on inspiration yet, but I am real close. I want to create and write stories out of habit.