Monday, January 17, 2011
I managed to keep up with the 365 project for 10 or 11 days, but realized I was using foot time to get photos, and had to dial back. I will change my goal to posting photos on my photowise 365 blog, but not one per day necessarily.
I cranked up my review writing and learned I have more writing discipline than I thought.
My 103rd book review was just published, and staggeringly, 22 of them have been published in January. I wonder how many I can get done this month?
The stack of yet-to-be-reviewed books from last year in the photo above has been drastically reduced, and I have a few boxes of brand new books headed my way this week.
This month has taught me I have the discipline to buckle down and write, whether it be book reviews, fiction or patterns. It has also taught me I have somehow found the wisdom not to push myself physically just to fulfill a resolution. Some of those book reviews were written on foggy brain days... the difference is I let them sit on my hard drive until I had a CLEAR brain day to edit them. The hard work was done, but I needed a good mind to add the polish.
I don't claim to be the best writer of anything, but I have been able to see my skills improve, due in large part to the requirements of writing this blog, and those book reviews.
It seems a strange dichotomy. The health issues that keep me isolated at home create the very circumstance that allows me the time to do what I love.