A little free writing to get my day going.
I’m starting with ten minutes. Ten minutes of limited edits and no formatting. I was listening to the Minimalist podcast the other day and they were talking about this app called “The Most Dangerous Writing App”. It’s basically a blank screen where you set a time limit and then start writing. If you don’t type a letter within 5 seconds everything get’s deleted. Everything.
You see, I’m a glutton for formatting and editing. It’s bad. That’s why I’m trying to spend more time just writing and less time not writing. Editing is not the problem. The problem is that I won’t start writing because I think about the editing that needs to take place. Or the formatting. Oh the formatting.
The timer is at 10 minutes for this session. The goal is to spend a few days a week free writing to get me started for the day. To get the juices going. We will see how it works, but you don’t know unless you give it a shot right?
OK, so I’m trying type a sentence to gather my thoughts. You don’t have to read this. You can always skip this type of writing if you want. I won’t hold it against you. Really, it’s meant more for me. But if you like reading, then by all means, keep reading.
Last night, I was reading more of Tools of Titans and I was reading the conversation with Laird and Reece, the professional athletes. And she was talking about, ‘Go First’. It lines up with very well with one of my three word this year “Now”. Instead of waiting for somebody initiate something, why don’t I initiate it? Here brief story, if I remember correctly was about her being at a park with her kids that really wasn’t her style. And there were two moms walking by and she thought, “Be first to smile”. And she did. And they smiled back. It’s a simple story, but it sat with me. Who cares what others are thinking or what they are doing. Be the first.
And my ten minutes is up. I managed to write 344 words. Now onto provisional patent writing