Do you know the difference between blogging and journaling? I didn’t until I researched it online just now. Apparently, blogging can range from formal essays to keeping a personal diary. So I’ve decided to move away from essays and toward journal entries. I hope you don’t mind.
Seeing the blank page of a new diary excited me as a kid. I have the same feeling now.
While baking a cake on Saturday morning, I thought about my mom, the brevity of earthly life, and how I want to spend my remaining years. What do I want to do with the hours I reserve each day for writing?
I realized I’ve given so much time to blog posts that I haven’t had time to think about – much less write – my next book, which is what I really want to do. By now, I thought I’d be making all kinds of headway, but other writing activities, which I also relish, keep popping up. How can I ignore those opportunities? I love writing and have for years.
This morning, however, I spent over an hour writing a book review for my blog and two hours reading and critiquing another writer’s fiction. After lunch I whiled away a couple of hours attending to email and my peeps on Facebook, which included posting a photo plus half a dozen comments on others’ posts. Which makes me wonder – what’s a reasonable amount of time to spend on social media, email, and texting?
If you’re a writer, how do you make sure you get to your writing priorities?
Today’s journaling was for sure quicker than my usual posts, which means it’s quicker to read, too. Thanks for keeping me company.
Posted on April 12, 2016