Playing in the streets was something I enjoyed doing as a kid. When my neighbor playmates used to dare me to jump a little higher on the jumping rope, I was never one to disappoint. I was ready to take on any challenge then, even if getting a scraped knee was the price I had to pay for it.
Now that I’m an adult, I realize that I’m still up for a good challenge. It brings more life to my otherwise mundane daily existence.
When this year started, I’ve been toying with the idea of joining this 500 word-a- day writing challenge. It sounds like a lot, but I know it’s going to help make me a better writer. I joined actually and been writing since day 1… When you keep doing something regularly, you eventually just get more skillful at it. It’s as if you’re firing up some dendrite in your brain’s neural system (yes, I sound as if I know what I’m talking about!), re-igniting an old skill.
Other than honing my writing prowess, I want read more and to write more, because I find that it helps clarify my thoughts. Stephen King said, “I write to find out what I think.”
Oftentimes, without realizing it, writing helps to better put your thoughts in perspective. You’d be surprised to find out things which you never thought you were thinking about in the first place. We usually are under the impression that our thoughts produce what we write. But what actually happens is, after writing a piece, that’s when we understand our thoughts more clearly. When we see things in black and white, that’s when we become truly aware of what’s in our minds.
When I get really good at this, I’m going to write a smashing biography or probably a shattering novel- although I might need a little help from a friend for inspiration and probably a writing service like Write Wisdom. At any rate, it’s good that I am determined to pursue this goal. Now I know which direction I’m headed.