Taking a left turn…when writing

Ever start writing a post (on anything) and mid-way you start writing about something else? That’s what I call a “left-turn.” I did that in my post yesterday.

As a writer, I know that in order to tell a good story whether it’s personal or for business, it must have a beginning, middle, and end. The beginning is the hook to draw you in, the middle tells the meat and potatoes of the story, and the end ties everything up nicely. It may even include a call to action.

Yesterday’s post started out on the right path. Somewhere in the middle, I took such a left turn that the beginning didn’t jive with the end (or much of the middle, if I’m honest).

I apologize. I was so excited to be writing after not being able to see well due to my current bout of iritis that I got carried away. I read that post a few times before publishing and somehow missed that left-turn. Right before I went to bed, it hit me. That post was all over the place.

When journal writing, I take lots of left-turns as it’s usually a form of a stream of consciousness that I’m doing. It’s ok for my journal. It’s not ok for posts that I publish.

With that said, when writing in the future, I will take my time making sure it is cohesive. I promise I will do better in the future.

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