Thursday, November 14, 2013

Do or do not. There is no try!


(Instruction: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5B71d1OR_M)


(A week ago)
Look at my new origami creation! Isn't this a perfect show and tell material?

(Yesterday)
I made this a week or so ago, and wrote about it, but decided to let it sit over night before I published it. Today, I looked at it again, and I found it boring to read, so I decided to re-write.

20 minutes past, and I just erased what I wrote again. I can't seem to write anything under this subject.

(Today)
A day later, in a book I was referencing, which used to be my husband's grammar book from high school years, I found this:

Overcoming Writer's Block.

I don't think I can call this a writer's block, but there is a good practical tip in it that applied to me.

-Make artificial deadlines that require some minimal effort: a certain number of words each day, or an outline you can show fellow students or a counsellor at an early date. The only requirement is that something be put down on the page---with no judgments on quality. 

I guess, I will follow this and other tips and put something down everyday and see what happens. I wish I didn't erased what I wrote already. It might have been boring to some, but I think someone else might have benefited from what I wrote. That's the biggest thing about blogging publicly, the thought of being judged by what I write here stops me from pressing that "Publish" button.

At this rate, I would only be able to write a few more posts until the end of the year. When I created this blog, my intention was to be bold and get myself out there. My thoughts were meant to be published, rather than sit in draft then erased, no matter how silly, boring, uninteresting they may be. It's only a practice.

Don't worry, not every posts are going to be boring. I'm planning to add more pictures to tell about this origami creation soon!