Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Discipline Issues Anyone !!?

I have often heard it said that most bloggers are just frustrated writers.  In my case, I must agree with that assessment.  I have always wanted to write...I have bits and pieces of stories that I have written that span about 35 years....none of them are finished and that is why I am not a writer.  I am the most undisciplined human being on the face of the earth today.  I have big, bold, wonderful ideas but rarely see them through to completion.  This is true in almost every aspect of my life and not just specific to writing.  As sad as it is to say that about myself, I'm also a very honest person and I believe in calling a spade a spade.   I'm not sadistic about not finishing things, it's just that my attention and interest moves on to something else...I like to think that I am so creative and full of ideas that my little ole brain just cannot contain and process them all.  (LOL, now I might be getting away from that honesty a bit.)

You might notice from some of my book titles that I have very varied tastes in books, including some specific to the writing art...actually, I just love all books.  Maybe I'm not undisciplined at all.  Maybe I am just not good at recognizing what I really like...perhaps I just love books in general and I just think that I want to write.  Maybe the fact that I want to write, and not that I need to write is the true answer here or maybe it is just that I get bored easily.  Hmmmmm. 

At this stage in my life, do I really even care to solve this mystery?  Absolutely not.  I kind of like being undisciplined and not always having a planned agenda of my life.  Perhaps one day, I will finish a book and it will be just for me.  In the meantime, I will continue to be just happy, undisciplined me.

I am always looking to be the best that I can be, so if you are also an undisciplined shmuck....I'll take any ideas you have on improving!! 

All The Best,
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Karen said...

Love the part about being undisciplined! I am approaching 63 and enjoy thinking that this is a great idea! I think I've earned some of that. Good thinking!! Thank you.
Ladybug Creek

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Anita, set aside a couple hours a day to write. Make it important. If it becomes important to you....all your feelings will change.

I do computer journaling (writing) almost every day of my life. It really helps me to clarify my thoughts and feelings on anything.

Barb ♥

Julie Harward said...

I have never desired to write but I feel the importance of journaling and leaving a record of my life to those who come after me as my ancestors did for me. I'll leave the writing of books to others who can spell better than I! ;D

Laura said...

Here is what I think :
*Don't worry about these feelings- it just makes the feelings worse.
*Just write- don't worry what it is (You did today with this post)
*Just read-don't worry what it is-

and give yourself the freedom to get rid of books that are not you anymore (sort of like clothes,right?)

It is all good-


Marydon said...

Chuckle! I so relate to this in some ways. The ladies before me said it well ... I'll put this into my book (chuckle) to remind me.

Have a lovely summer's eve ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Your book shleves look like mine...a real variety in taste....

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I'm pretty disciplined when I take on fact, I tend to be obsessed. I do understand about the writing. I never wanted to write and then I spent 3 years on what was a writers website and got the "bug". So, I took a class last summer to see exactly what was involved in writing a book. I knew almost immediately that it wasn't for me. I don't want my writing to have to be "perfect". I want to write, but I want to sound like me when I do it and I really like having written conversations with people. I knew after my class that I was much more suited to blogging.