Lovetta's Writing Challenge
Who Am I?
Me and writing. What do I want to write about? I write to chronicle my "where" as it relates to my writing as an affiliate at WA and as I develop here. Writing in present time is something I dodge. Why? There is a why. What is it? These are topics I want to explore as I write this blog. I have presented the who & what. Where are blogs on WA & my website. Why do I shy from writing? My when as a focus will be addressed. I want to explore these on how they relate to me as a writer.
It seems I have a mental thing about free flow writing. Writing a diary or journal is an easy process. The recall of daily events or things occurred over a period of time are directly related to memory. Free flow writing on the other hand allows thoughts to appear on a page as they emerge in consciousness. Often the writer has a concept on the direction & purpose for writing this type of exposé. I know, there needs to be cohesion & connection of ideas. For some this ability emerges easily or naturally.
What Am I?
My process is different. Few ideas form directly. Numerous hesitations occur as if there is a pause for my mind to reset, readjust, or reform thoughts. A blank space in time exists. Sometimes, the pause is so long, I walk away to return later with refreshed information. Discarding random, unrelated thoughts irrelevant or oppose to connections with my previous writing, I proceed renewed. Often, I revise my idea or discard it completely if the direction it was going had no follow up.
So, what am I am writing about? I am writing on my process & the challenges I have writing to get my article or blog to a satisfactory and refined finished state to be published. A major obstacle to my writing is the status of my brain. After a brain injury, eighteen months ago, I live with the aftermath. To name a few, I am forgetful (many people are), daily headaches (not migraine) in varying degrees of discomfort, pressure, fullness or throbbing accompanied by overwhelming heat causing total debility and incapacitating me for any meaningful work. Cogitation brings on the condition. During these times, I surrender, rest and pray my condition resolves quickly & soon. Due to these occurrences and interruptions, everything I write requires extended time for completion.
My Why & Where
My purpose in these blogs is to chronicle my growth at WA. I believe blogging will help me to refine, define & discover myself. As a novice on this journey, just about everything required to be successful in online marketing is a challenge. From learning the nuances within this platform, the online marketing as a business, my personal training on technology essential for a website to function, monetizing, social media, etc, etc, the list seems endless. Then, there is writing, a crucial piece for success in this business.
In the process of writing this blog, a revelation has emerged. My writing process can be compared to an artist's canvas. It evolves in stages. One place in my writing takes shape. One idea in my writing is formulated. Hence, my frequent return to written texts for revisions.
I welcome this huge discovery. It frees me to know, it is my unique process. This awakening helps me accept who I am as a writer.
Acknowledging this disclosure, frees me to challenge impromptu writing.
My When & How
My goal is one blog per week on my process and progress. Even if only a few words, I must develop a pattern. I must own my development and push it to the next level despite hindrances from any physical setback. Writing is a skill to be developed. I believe WA is the best place to hone that skill. Also, WA is the best platform for learning online marketing as a business. Here we have many avenues to explore & learn from. Internet marketing is an ever-changing business. We will never lack from items to learn.
Thank you for your attention,
Please share your personal discoveries or experiences as a result of your time at WA. It may encourage someone.