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Complexity is my Enemy

Complexity is my Enemy
I am overwhelmed.
I am scared.
So I don’t write.
There would be nothing to be overwhelmed about if I wasn’t over analytical wanting to get all the pieces together.
Here’s the funny thing. Even when I think I have gotten all the pieces together there will always be more.
Looking at my writing life I have looked for what my goals are for the year. I noticed that all the goals are based on the foundation of practice.
Since everything was so complex and abstract. I sought…

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Complexity is my Enemy

I am overwhelmed.

I am scared.

So I don’t write.


There would be nothing to be overwhelmed about if I wasn’t over analytical wanting to get all the pieces together.


Here’s the funny thing. Even when I think I have gotten all the pieces together there will always be more.


Looking at my writing life I have looked for what my goals are for the year. I noticed that all the goals are based on the foundation of practice.


Since everything was so complex and abstract. I sought to learn from the masters to see how they did it.


  • Stephen King writes 2,000 words daily . Rain or Sunshine
  • Ray Bradbury advised we write a short story every week


If the goal is clear . Then the friction of what to do will be removed.


The Resistance


Or Friction


Or as fondly called Procrastination.


I need to take care of it .


In recent issues of the newsletter I talked about having a system for me.


Here’s what I came up with.

Schedule

Write Monday to Friday

Revise Saturday and Sunday


Now for the goal,habit and system to work it has to be clearly defined.


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I mean the

  • Why
  • What
  • When
  • Where
  • How


Why

To become a better writer so I can write my stories that I would love to read . To become better so I can share stories that connect with the reader.

What

Write 500 words: Weekdays Rain or Sunshine.

When


8:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Where

In the students’ reading room for now.

How

Using Google Docs in my Phone or my writer’s Notebook.

Output Goal

Write a Short Story Every Week


You can use them for yours too. I would love to see yours.


Moving on.

Why did I not achieve my goals in the past?


No ideas.

Nothing interesting to write.

No tracking.

Solution

When I am not inspired to write . I would write a journal entry of my day in 500 words.


I can turn it into a story or nonfiction.

Also I am gathering my own bag of prompts.


When I am absolutely not willing to write. I would use the Neil Gaiman method.

I can work

Or not work

But I can’t do anything else during this period. I can only stare at the screen. The boredom will force me to write.

To Do

Buy a writer’s Notebook

Weekly Prompts

The imitation Game. What I will be doing is take stories and poems from authors I loved and rewrite them from my own concept angle.

Noteworthy

You can watch this video on goal setting. It gives a complete actionable system to setting your goals. You can adapt it for writing. Struthless Goal setting


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You also play with the goal setting tool but first watch the video.

Branch Tool



Until next time, keep writing.




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By Onyemechi Nwakonam

Hi ,I write poetry and short prose. I am excited to help you organise your writing journey.

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