Writing- Taking The Easy Way Out

I really enjoy the prompts from The Red Dress Club but I think that I am not taking advantage of them in the way that I should. The reason being is that I keep taking the easy way out. I keep telling versions of the same story and while I can offer an argument for why that is not a bad thing it doesn’t really fly with me.

It doesn’t fly because I feel hypocritical about it. I tell my children that I don’t care about grades, I care about effort. And I think that I need to put some more effort into these prompts. I think that I need to take advantage of them and reach for the highest rung on the ladder instead of settling for the one that is closest to my head.

I need to push harder and see what I can achieve with just a little more effort. This will sound self serving and arrogant, but I know that I am good at this. I know that I have some talent and ability. Writing comes easily to me.

Some of that is because I really enjoy this. I have so much fun taking these words and building little constructs that tell tales. I come from a long line of story tellers and I like to think that some of their ability was passed down to me.

I spent years listening to my grandfathers tell stories and I haven’t any problem saying that they were/are better than I am at this. But as I tell the children practice helps so that is part of why I blog.

Read through the 1,098,893 posts here and you’ll find a few in which I complain about professional athletes who don’t maximize their talent. I can’t criticize them without doing something about mine. So my promise to me is to try harder.

Time will tell. For now i am going to sleep. Since it is 1 AM or so I may turn on the fercockteh wedding for a few minutes but unless lightning strikes I won’t stay up much longer.

See you in the AM.

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Comments

  1. Try leaving the brass knuckles at the door and turning your palms upward. You’ll get more than you can give in a boxing ring. And that more won’t be a beating. It might even include peace. You don’t even have to get on your knees. My two cents.

  2. Try leaving the brass knuckles at the door and turning your palms upward. You’ll get more than you can give in a boxing ring. And that more won’t be a beating. It might even include peace. You don’t even have to get on your knees. My two cents.

  3. Hi there, taking the easy way out in writing would mean more challenge and enjoyment.

    I quoted “Some of that is because I really enjoy this. I have so much fun taking these words and building little constructs that tell tales. I come from a long line of story tellers and I like to think that some of their ability was passed down to me.”

    This is really a bang hitting the target and I believe you are born for it. Good job keep it up.

  4. Hi there, taking the easy way out in writing would mean more challenge and enjoyment.

    I quoted “Some of that is because I really enjoy this. I have so much fun taking these words and building little constructs that tell tales. I come from a long line of story tellers and I like to think that some of their ability was passed down to me.”

    This is really a bang hitting the target and I believe you are born for it. Good job keep it up.

  5. I look forward to the “Step it up” phase of The Jack B. 🙂

  6. I look forward to the “Step it up” phase of The Jack B. 🙂

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