Trying to Stay Focused in the Chaos
Last week we stayed busy with my birthday, my brother and his family in town visiting and the regular activities that keep us hoping. I think there may have been one day when the house was not filled with company for 10 hours – but the rest of the busy days have made that one day blurry.
Things can get easily sidetracked when focus goes to another issue. Some writing was accomplished over the week, but I know that to keep moving in the direction that I want I have to choose to make writing and speaking MORE of a priority.
My week started at The Lakeside Post. It is a regional newspaper that mails out free to those in the community. Reflections is the weekly column that I write and this week I was sharing about predicting the storms, since our area was hit by yet another storm. You can read more of my column entries in Journey through Reflections – a small book available through Amazon and other online retailers.
I had some fun with other writers in the Christian Carnival Jan 25 2012 edition. It amazes me the variety of writings that are produced there each week. You can keep up with the Christian Carnival editions by visiting their Facebook Page.
Growing as a writer takes writing every day. I work on sharing my writing experience and also tips for growing a freelance writing career over at Successful Freelance Writer. This week I shared what I am learning about platform building – an essential component for any writer if you ask the experts. I also shared the fourth lesson for Growing a Writer (Dream) – this series will be posted over 13 weeks and then compiled into a book for easier use. Before the chaos overwhelmed me, I did get in one more article that revealed what I consider to be the 3 Keys for Building a Writing Business.
Over at The Peculiar Life the only attention it received was the one that talked about Discovering the Unique Purpose of You. I guess that things were too peculiar in life to get more done – or it could be that I am using that as my excuse this week.
Things still moved forward, but I allowed all of the bumps in the road to become detours to keep me off the straight and narrow. Why is it that the detours seem to be easier to take even when I know that the simple and best way is that straight path staring me down?