I was talking to a friend and colleague of mine today and the conversation came around to building an audience and connecting, oftentimes by blogging. I realized, during the course of this, that I have been severely - one could even say totally - deficient in that sense, especially here on MY OWN WEBSITE. That changes today.
Starting today, I'm going to do my best to get an entry up at least every other day, if not more. These entries are going to be behind-the-scenes, process sorts of things.
To start with, take a look at that red Moleskine! Isn't it slick? It's packed full of Post-Its and scribbles of ideas. There are outlines and half-formed concepts. There are even a few pages of straight-up text, which are fragments that could eventually - okay, likely won't but still - become the basis for entirely new stories.
In short, that little red book holds some of my most important and original notes. I bring it with me whenever I go on long trips or to different places. I like being ready, even if it's just for a few little puffs of inspiration. I've had that book with me since I moved to Nashville way back in 2009 and it's seen a hell of a time since then.
To be fair, it's been a bit phased out lately, simply due to the convenience and accessibility of OneNote Online. Being able to zip open the phone and type a few words is super easy, but there's something to be said for the old-fashioned scribbling down of ideas when they come. Speaking of, idea generation will be in the next entry.
For now, I'll leave you with this. When it comes to writing, be like Mike and 'just do it'. Okay, maybe it's not quite that easy and that may be a bit more pithy a statement than is accurate but...I forgot where I was going with this. Oh, right! If you want to write, do it. Put down some notes or just go for it. Worst case scenario, it's trash but you still did something.
Next Entry: Idea Generation