Tuesday, December 28, 2010

It's Now Or Never

A few short months ago, while posting to AllVoices, I decided that a daily top 10 list I wrote for that site would make a good book. The idea was a product of equal parts inspiration and ego. It was a creative, fun thing to do on a daily basis, and the popularity of the list made it seem like a sure fire hit. The decision was made, come January 1st, I would write the top 10 every day for a year and self-publish. Well, that day is almost here, and I am somewhat overwhelmed by the idea of committing to a project on that scale.
Let me backpedal a bit here. I am a certified procrastinator, especially when it comes to writing. I have a head full of fully fleshed out ideas that may never see the light of day (I'll outline a few for tomorrow's post). I also found it odd, and a little pretentious, when writer's would talk about, "finding their voice", but it is real. The top 10 list, as I wrote it, is a sarcastic, sometimes bristling piece of work, and it became easy to crank out over time. Now that I have skipped a few weeks, it has become difficult to get that voice back.
So, what to do? What to do?

I feel that I am at a crossroads as it pertains to writing. Do I actually commit to something and write every day, actually finishing a project, or do I continue to do what I do....write sporadically and get published every 3 years? I choose to write, I have the template and ISBN barcode already set up at Lulu.com, so starting Jan 1st (hangover be damned) I am writing every day. Perhaps I will post a weekly BEST OF THE 10 here every Sunday or so.
Wish me luck, I'll need it.


Jeffrey Miller said...

Good for you John!

Chef Penny said...

you can do it, Babe!

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