Saturday, 10 October 2009

commitment, lack of

There are people, apparently, who sit down to do a task and do it. They plan it, and then they start at the start, and they keep going until they finish.

I think this is true. It sounds a bit like an urban myth to me. But apparently it happens.

I sit down to write something. And if I'm lucky, and I have a lot of ideas they all spill out in a big mess on the page and I get really excited.

This can continue for several weeks.

And then I look at it all, gathered up, and become overwhelmed at the thought of sorting it all out, and not really having any big purpose or reason to keep going.

And so I start something else.

And I end up with 5 beginnings of potentially interesting stuff that I'm not really sure of what I'm going to do with.

Which is more or less where I'm at right now.


Brian Keaney said...

So maybe there's something tobe said for planning

easilydistractedwriter said...

I should get better at planning, it's true. But that would mean I'd have to fully commit to one of my many ideas, without actually having any kind of deadline/goal/aim...

That's the hard bit!

Brian Keaney said...

The deadline/goal/aim has to be realistic. If it's so unlikely as to be virtually impossible, you're never going to commit to it. But if it's realistic, then what's to stop you?