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Archive for the month “February, 2015”

Purge, Focus, Squirrel!

I’m playing “studying” and “focus” playlists on Spotify to help my brain performance during my allotted writing time. As an educator, I’m a believer in brain research in relationship to memory and learning.

Another helpful writing focus strategy is that I’ve set a timer for one hour and five minutes. Why the extra five minutes? Because it was already set from something I was “cooking” earlier this week and I just didn’t take the time to change it back to zero. Not everything I do has deep meaning and purpose. How many things do you do or NOT do in order to save time? Translation of “save time”–accommodate laziness.

An email for writing tips this week instructed me to purge my email subscriptions so that I’m not so distracted by reading that it keeps me from writing. So, I unsubscribed to about 10 or more. We’ll see if I can follow writing tips for longer than a week! Sometimes I wonder if I’m ADHD with writing and organization–you should see my desk at work. Better yet, I should excavate my desk so that I can actually see it. The clutter is definitely not conducive to coherent writing. Can ADHD be isolated to one or two areas of your life? I don’t know. Something else to research.

A Little Whining

So, what do you write about when you want to freelance write, and you’ve been to several sites that can facilitate a jump-start, but you can’t find a topic that you’re even slightly interested in? Well, you write about not having a writing venue. Except for my low-to-no-traffic blog. Am I complaining? Yes. Am I whining like my 6th grade students whine? Yes. Am I wishing a job that requires hard work and diligence were easy-sneezy and served on a silver platter with a bonus margarita? Yes. So, I write about that. I write about telling myself to “put on [my] big-girl pants,” just like I say to my students. Practice what you preach, right? Bleh. I believe that statement and hate it at the same time.

Coherence? Today? Maybe not. But, keep writing and I might accidentally stumble onto some worthwhile words to share with a piece of the world.

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