Yes, I’m making more excuses. I’ve still not done any writing. That’s a slight lie, I wrote the very beginning of… something the other day (150 words only). Something where a girl was happily walking down the street when a car nearly crashed into her, in fact she was saved by a man pushing her out the way. Very strange how that happened, it was just one of those writing things, writing without any ideas. Didn’t think in my wildest dreams that would be what happened.
I’ve been really busy and literally had no free time this week. I’ve not even watched any tv or done anything on the computer at home (nope, no facebook, no games, no nothing). I need to start doing more, we’re a week into the month and I’ve done enough work for it to be the 2nd or 3rd! Disgraceful.
I did actually do something productive yesterday. I was thinking about my fear of writing magazine articles – more like my fear of finding a topic – and thought I’d do some research. So I googled ‘magazine article ideas’ and ‘magazine article writing’ and got loads of advice. I’ve been looking at the process the wrong way. I don’t really know how I was looking at it before, but the way I need to look at it is I’ll be writing something that someone like me (or the readers of that magazine) want to know about. Sound really obvious doesn’t it. Now it does. So when I have random ‘I wonder if/what/why…’ ideas throughout the day, I need to capture them and think about turning them into articles. Another thing to be writing down. My note book is going to get such good use!
The other thing I need to do, is actually sit down and think about it. I think I’ve been expecting an idea to just come to me, but that’s not going to happen. Not to start with anyway, maybe sometime in the future. Anyway I need to finish reviewing a magazine (I’m going to do 2 actually) before I start thinking about it properly. Maybe Sunday. Definitely next week anyway.