I'm horrible at keeping journals, but I feel like I need a new project. The best challenge I can face is to write: it's something I do well, but haven't yet mastered. Then again, I don't know that it is possible to totally master an art. I think of how professional athletes - people who have been playing their sport for years - always have coaches. I wonder what a coach can do to improve an athlete who get millions of dollars a year to play. What could it be that they don't know? Not that I'm anywhere close to the skill level of a professional writer! There will always be flaws, right? But, perfection isn't my goal or desire. In some areas, fighting the fight is more important than winning it and often taking the journey is greater than reaching the destination.
So, I've decided to take this journey again. I love to write and yet I often go weeks and months without doing it. I'm hoping that if I put my journey on public display, maybe I'll watch it evolve, too, and be more dedicated to helping it grow. Feel free to contact me to help keep me focused. With the support of my friends and family (and maybe "fans" should I ever get any), I'll one day be a professional writer getting millions of dollars a year to play with stories.
If that happens, I'll have to remember to hire a coach.