My recent holiday enabled me to switch off from the online world for a couple of weeks. I think it was a good thing to do. Although I was thoroughly busy, I did have some time to stop and think about things.
I have been blogging on and off since 2008 and I certainly like the creative output. Mostly when I have been blogging, my goals haven’t been particularly well defined. I just knew that I wanted to record and share my experiences. There have been highs and lows present as everyone’s life throws up these sorts of episodes. This naturally has influenced whether I feel like writing or not.
One thing I know for sure is that I want to write more and blogging provides a platform to be able to do this. I also wish to go further with my writing. Firstly though I need to get more thoughts down on the page or typed on my computer and uploaded to this site.
Which brings me to the main point of this post. I want to push myself to get into the habit of writing more otherwise how am I going to meet my goal of being a writer – first goal is to aim to do this on a part-time basis. I aim to write more often and in a more coherent and expressive way.
I am in the beginning stages of a writing course which I am finding really rather challenging to force myself to think broadly and write more words. My writing has never been particularly wordy. I feel under more pressure doing this course and so far instead of enabling me to write more words, I have actually written less.
I have been reading a decent amount and intend to continue to do so and to broaden the subjects that I read.
There are four more months left of this year and I hope that Wandering Sheila will be a place where readers can find interesting posts.
How about you. Have you faced any challenges recently?