A few posts ago, Ms. D mentioned her previous life maintaining a geeky niche site. While semi-successful in its five-year run, the poor planning, the competitiveness, and the constant updates led to massive burnout.
Fast forward a few years later. Ms. D is writing again. A new site, a new life. Lesson learned: write on a schedule.
You see, finance is a recent love. The flames are strong. Passionate. Unyielding. Yet writing is a childhood friend. The connection is buried. Old. Almost forgotten. Rekindling the bond requires commitment.
To find my voice (again) in writing form, I need to maintain a schedule to hone the craft. And yes, it is a craft. During my speed writing for NaNoWriMo, I allocated a specific time to complete a certain number of words. After the allotted time is finished, I enforced a complete stop. Discipline intertwined with an established routine may be a key for a better planned updates.
In the past two months, Mr. D accepts the routine formation. He ignores his significant other (as requested and much appreciated) as she pounds away on her keyboard. He knows the importance of distraction. Or the lack thereof.
For now, my goal is three updates a week to create a writing habit. Let;s just say, I’m killing a few birds with one stone: (1) Talk about my newly found love of finance, (2) improve writing capabilities, and (3) find my voice in the sea of internet chaos.
Mondays: Mishmash of topics ranging from finance, goal updates, social media, other blogs, and/or current events. Let’s just say whatever rocks my boat at that given time.
Wednesdays: Weekly Lending Club updates and/or news on P2P lending.
Later, I will incorporate writing fiction into my schedule. I doubt that the short stories will make way into DC. Then again, you never know. For now, I write. Poorly as it is, let the creative juices flow.