Writing every day is hard

I remember reading Amy Poehler’s book, “Yes Please” and thinking: wow, she keeps talking a lot about how hard writing is! And she’s a writer!

Well, I’m not a professional writer and this shit is tough (woah, “this” and “shit” are anagrams). It’s hard to do. It’s hard to think that what I’m writing matters or know that it’s good. I find that I do my best editing after I’ve let something sit for a while. I get too deep into writing when I’m caught up in it (that’s what sheesaid. How will that never get old for me?).

I hope that by (almost completely) doing this exercise of writing every day that I am actually improving. I think it would be a good exercise to look back at my past pieces after a month and see:

  • The topics I write about
  • Which of those topics I do best
  • Plan to write about a topic I haven’t yet
  • Think about what’s good and what’s not
  • See what others have shared and what others haven’t

Writing about writing is like SO META but also kinda nice because I’ve been doing it a lot lately and have something to say.

Hoping to keep improving and make this more than a Sisyphean (had to look up that spelling; what am I, Greek?) task.