I love to write, I do.
But I love to do it when I want to do it.
Writing on demand has never been my forte.
When I was writing my dissertation, I would plan certain times that I would write…set aside certain day and set hours.
It didn’t work.
It would take me three hours to rework a paragraph and in the end I typically reverted to my original words and thought.
It took a looming due date before I glued my rear to the chair and banged out the pages.
Before my dissertation, I loved to blog. I would come up with what I’d like to think were some pretty funny stories told in a pithy style.
Again…the dissertation ruined that for me. It was forever before I was able or interested in blogging again.
Or writing in general.
But…I am hoping maybe the bad taste has left?
This weekend I wrote a short synopsis for a chapter proposal, fleshed out three grant proposals and started seriously working on converting my dissertation to a paper*.
Ok…so it’s not pithy, but it is words on a page.
*Taking 200 pages and reducing it to 20 is not as easy as you might think. I was taking the actual file and deleting stuff and it just wasn’t working for me. So now I am highlighting the good stuff from my paper and lifting it. I know it sounds weird, but it feels less negative. Taking instead of deleting.