One Word for my Writing in 2021
Hello, I am back with my second post for 2021 (which is much more shorter than my last one). This is a reflection on a post I read from the Go Teen Writers site. I thought it would be cool to talk about why I picked the word I did and also this might help me get this word really in mind for 2021.
To be honest, when I first read this post I thought my word was "focus". But after my writing experience in January, I don't think focus is the right word. I think focus is the word I want for my writing but isn't what I need to help with my writing, if that makes sense. Because focus will quickly become discouraging when focus isn't really what I am doing now with my writing. I just can't focus the way I envisioned it. I just can't focus without being depressed about the little I have done. Focus is helpful and a good word, and I think it still applies for my writing, but it just can't be the one to carry me through the year. Maybe focus would work if I had more of a balance for how I manage my time for each thing I do. But I don't. I'm figuring out my balance as I speak.
So what is my word? Well, using the words from the post, I think these words all work better than focus:
Intentional - because I just really need to be intentional what I spend my time on each day and for how long. One of the reasons why my writing goes to the backburner constantly is because I am not being intentional with the things I am doing before writing and then they devour the time where writing and other responsibilities should be. It gets messy for sure.
Consistent - I need to build up habits that help me be consistent. Not make me write every day, just doing consistently. I don't want to have a week or two not doing writing cause I can't find the time (I get distracted so easy. My plans need to be more than just thoughts. They need to be actions).
Persevere - This is such a good since I am finding writing so hard right now. My beginning of my story is such a mess that I want to give up and cry. I procrastinate a lot because I know I have a lot of work to do before I can just write freely again, going wherever my story takes me. I need the beginning to be properly done because it will effect the ending. This will save me time from fixing a bunch like I am doing now with my beginning. I just don't want to do it and it is easy to say, "I can do it another day."
Persist - I want to be determined with my writing. I want to get up every day and go, "I will do this no matter what". I want to be determined to push everything else aside (not my God time of course. Jesus first) and just writing for an hour or half an hour or even a few minutes. Rather than nothing at all. Rather than thinking about it and never doing it. And being able to do it even when it is later than usual in the day when I finally ready for the day (sometimes waking up is hard, especially when you keep on having a lot of late nights accidentally 😐).
You are properly thinking, "Where is this word?" Or "is she using more than one?" In answer to that, I am using one word that I think relates back to the four words I shared above. And it is...