Writing seems to be something I do a lot. I write in my journal, really my planner, stuff I want to remember. I add funny little cartoons I see on facebook or on the web. Things that strike my fancy . Things that make me laugh. Things that make me think. I write about appointments, things I need to do, people I want to remember, and, most importantly I write about papers I have due.
At work I write up procedures. How to do all the things that I do. You would think this is pretty intuitive, but apparently not. I think the things I do are pretty blah, but they aren't. People inside my building don't know all the things I do or how they need to be done. I find it pretty amazing, but it is true.
I write for my classes. I am always writing a paper, fretting over writing a paper, worrying over the grade I am going to get on a paper, considering how I could have done a paper better, or re-writing a paper. Occasionally, I get to bask in the glow of having a finished paper turned in. That usually lasts about a day. Not much time at all.
So now I am embarquing on a new quest. I have joined NaNoWriMo. What is that you ask? Good question. November is National Novel Writing Month. You try to write a book (in my case, a collection of short stories) in a month. No editing (whew! That takes off a lot of pressure), just writing. Writing 1600 words a day. I know, some people look at that and think OMG That's a LOT! But really it isn't. So far, this work has taken me about 10 minutes and I have three hundred words. About an hour a day of complete writing will get me close to 1600 words a day. No sweat.
So what will I be writing on? I don't know... what ever comes to mind. No editing and no path. It should be interesting.