Living in a world of pragmatic realism that some of us are want to do, I often wonder why the global news media choose to constantly provide the world with copious amounts of Death, Despair & Destruction?
Walking down the street do we really want to hear the corner news vendor shout out the horrors of the morning edition? Does the compulsory switch on the TV require us to view the days destructive reports?
Does the morning commute into the big city leave us despondent by the late arrival of the train because someone has reported yet another annoying strike by railway workers?
Let us rather lean in the positive direction. Read about the top performing Teen Entrepreneurs.
Learn why a CEO is paying for college for his worker’s children.
Understand why it is important to rid our streets of the homeless people by providing them the resources to uplift themselves.
Provide the level playing fields of sporting activities to broaden our understanding the uniqueness of each and every individual.
Surely it is better to surround ourselves with the positives in our daily lives, rather than to drag the communities down into the pit of negativeness?
It is now just gone four months since I started this blog.
I use to love writing, now I hate it!
From reading hundreds of “How to” articles, I trimmed the list down to half a dozen and have ended up with my writing, which I once loved doing more than standing on a street corner & watching the girls go by, to not writing at all & feeling as if I am in a deep pit of despair.
My love for reading is causing this split. Or is it the lack of time management on my part? It has also been a cause for concern with my gardening hobby.
When I started the Grow Your Own venture some years ago, the first year brought untold confusion.
One experienced gardener advised I should grow vegetables this way while another said “Oh no, do it this way”!
This is what has crept into my writing or the lack of writing. I am spending more time reading about “how to” and less time writing.
I am not happy.
Perhaps it is time for Providence to take a guiding hand? Sorry you wonderful sources of writing advice, but you are now being allocated your own time slot & that’s it! No more whiling away they day reading about how to become more creative, or how best to edit my first draft, or whether my writing should be plot or character driven.
It is time for me to be good to my writing for the writing to be good for me.