Writers write. It is the only way through which we birth pieces. The thing is for most writers, the development cycle is so slow and although it is not a very bad thing what harm is there in developing fast? The thing is to develop in the craft of writing like any other craft requires practice; consistent practice. To this end it is very important for the budding writer to write regularly.
There are days when you plan and even work towards a goal but end up failing. Plans fail and targets go beyond your reach. On such days, it is how you respond to these failures that determines whether or not you succeed at the end. Continue reading
In a bid to stay ahead of our targets we plan and work daily. We stretch our creative muscles to their limits coming up solutions along the way. Continue reading
I’ve said it many times that an average human being has more than s/he can handle every day. These overwhelm the ability to hit targets.
It is to this end that humans look for productivity Continue reading
There is myth that parades most writers’ minds. It’s even more common among aspiring and amateur writers. This myth is that s/he must produce excellent work every time. That real writers always churn out awesome pieces.
As human beings, we get overwhelmed. We get drained by a flood of tasks that characterizes our daily lives.
Brim full task lists is our signature.
But so is crossing over to a new day with unfinished tasks.
The work remains undone; the page remains blank and we feel like beating ourselves up. All these can be attributed to a single cause – An overwhelming number of things to do.
It overpowers our ability to tackle them resulting in zero days or worse still – countless unfinished tasks.
It leaves us burnt out with nothing to show for it.
It is true that your usefulness is as much as what you know and can do.
That your worth defines how you are valued.
During my primary school days, we had physical education classes twice a week.
I still remember how Tuesdays and Thursdays were my best weekdays. We get to put on our sports wears, partake in coordinated exercises and also play freely on the school field.
The past week has seen the usual end of year/ beginning of year frenzies. People all over the world took time to celebrate the New Year in hope of disassociating themselves from certain woes that bedevilled the past year.
It is true, there are lots of things we planned and even worked towards but were unable to complete them. This should not cast us down as there are on the other hand lots of things which we’ve accomplished.
Are we doing justice to ideas?
A couple of weeks ago I told you how to concentrate on writing one thing at a time. That was preceded by a post on where I go to get inspired to write. Each of these topics had to do with the primary thing in writing – ideas. Without them there’d be nothing to write or talk about. Ideas are the crux of writing, the nucleus.
Everybody does several things every day; our task list is always lengthy. We all have many things to do on a daily basis. Some are routine while others are not. The fact that we have lots to do makes it common to end a day with one or many unfinished tasks.
Three steps to Using your past as learning boards
Every day we come across circumstances which are new to us. We find ourselves on unfamiliar paths. As the days sum up into weeks, months and years, we garner a truckload of these new circumstances and they become our life experiences.
Due to the high level of productivity required of humans nowadays, work at night and it’s normal after a long hot day with work and other responsibilities getting your attention. You get tired and look to caffeine containing foods like coffee. This is a good post for the night owls who work well at night. You don’t need to take coffee anymore!