Mindful Monday

Monday is my only good weekday. I’m always pumped to start off the week on the right foot. I’m up early to exercise, walk the dog and make a decent breakfast. But, I don’t seem to get any writing in! Writing seems to happen only during NaNoWriMo and that isn’t good!! But it’s really got me thinking about scheduling time to write. That’s why I am glad I have this blog. I can just write up a blurb or use a prompt like Top Five Tuesday to get a little writing in, even though I don’t consider it legit, because it is from brain to computer and not brain to pen and paper. 

I’m at Starbucks right now. I have a doctor’s appointment out of town, so I thought I’d leave extra early so I can sit, write and enjoy a coffee.  I look like a Millennial right now. I feel like a real writer though – whatever that is.

Nowadays, so many people write. Remember before the Internet, people had to fight their way to getting published in publications? Now anyone can create a blog and instantly publish whatever they want and can be found by anyone in the world, not just a newspaper audience. Whoah! Some people are even lucky enough to get famous this way by getting an Internet following. My, how times have changed. 

I wonder though, if the quality of content has gone down the toilet since everyone is writing whatever they want without critiques of professional peers. I know my writing has since the advent of autocorrect. I have been told if you are a good reader you will be a good writer. I hope that is true because I try to read a lot!  

Part of me wants to blame smartphone use for the demise or decline of writing. Emails, texts, etc. are so informal! I remember the days when I used to know how to address and compose a professional letter. Now, I use a template in Google Docs. 

Well, as usual, I digress, as I quite often do. You know about us creative types….