Monday, March 29, 2010

Now...What Was I Doing Again?

Got off work a little early today as "bank hours" from Saturday's upgrade fiasco. It will give me a chance to catch up on some writing, work out and a few other loose ends.

I was thinking the other day that if my writing is "good", as many people say it is, what could it be if I had the time to put some real thought into it? I seem to be screaming from one event to the other lately to the point of distraction. The only time I have to do decent writing, I feel so pressured to "hurry up and get it done" that I don't get past the surface level in my description, dialogue and humor. What's up with that?

I'm not implying that I want to move to Tibet and don a robe, just that I think to write really well, you need to commit to doing it in a quiet, distraction free environment, if there is such a thing. How does one achieve this? If you find out, let me know.

I AM happy with the frequency of my writing, as opposed to a year ago when I was floundering to the point of wondering...what's the point? Now if I could out more into the quality of it, we'd all be better off.

I guess it comes with the territory of being a full time worker, Dad, Husband, volunteer, and dog walker, so I shouldn't be surprise. In fact many of those roles give me the material I so love to write about.

So what's my point? I guess it's just that like all of my "real job" work, I only like to do a job if I can do it right and good. That's why I'm struggling with a half-right situation like I have with my writing. It is something I need to work through, and will. The only time I'll have uninterrupted time to write is when I'm 70 years old and retired, so I might as well suck it up and grind it out.

Sarah gets baptised tomorrow at church, and that is a great thing. A GREAT THING. The Middle School Pastor even said he's the most excited about this event than he's ever been about anything at church. (I think this is the first time they've had a Middle School Baptism type event, so that's cool.)

Needless to say, I'm grateful that my in-laws could make it as well as Steve and Jill and Uncle Mark. It will mean a lot to her to have such a supportive crowd there for her. God is good.

Well, as I was talking before about distractions and commitments, I have to go and work out now, then off to the Dog Park with Toby. (Above). For now I'm blogging off...

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