I’m very good at setting goals. And somewhat terrible at achieving them. I’m getting better with age and experience, but one constantly eludes me: writing. That’s probably the only reason I even keep this page up; it’s something to do.
I’ve always considered myself a writer, yet seldom write anything. In school, I would get amazing grades in English. It didn’t matter if it was dealing with parts of speech or a book report or whatever. I could bullshit my way through to an “A” effortlessly. Maybe that’s why I struggle so much now, because everything I write still sounds like bullshit to me. I never had to try very hard and people were impressed.
It’s much harder to impress yourself.
But whenever I read a good book or see a good movie, it generates new ideas in my head and I think, “That would be a good story.” And there it sits until it dies. If I had a bucket for all my unused ideas…
But at least I’m practicing a little bit here and there. One day I’m going to have to try this for real.