I’m going to give this a try. I’ve been contemplating for a while to do exercises to sharpen up my writing and communications skills. The idea of a blog is good, but there is always debating of what topics to write about, then finding the time. I read up on stream of conscious writing. I’m going to give it a shot. The recommendations are to do it in writing (not on a computer) and ignore spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc. I generally don’t have issues with grammar or punctuation (other than slip of the finger typos), but spelling has always been a challenge for me. I also sometimes have a “slow internal thesaurus” and often spend time trying to think of better words to use in some cases. The recommendations I’ve read is that if you can’t think of a word, you can make one up. I hate my handwriting, so that might be a challenge—or reading back what I wrote may be. I also have to find the right time of day to do this and be disciplined about it. I think I’m in need of a focuses mental exercise like this. A lot of my pet projects are sidetracked by lack of focus and attention. Hopefully this exercise will not only help with writing, but also with instilling some mental discipline. Time to pick up a nice notepad, a nice comfortable well writing pen, and time to get busy.
In case you haven’t noticed, I kinda sorta stream-of-consciousnessed this post.