The Process of Writing

Writing. I have such a love hate relationship with it. I try to write things of interest to my readers but I’m struggling to reconcile what to write about it. So I focus on writing tips and the process. I love the process of writing so much that it gets in the way of actual writing sometimes.

Damn.

Writing Routine

In order to share with my readers, I have to write. In order to write, I have to sit my butt in a chair and start writing. This was something I used to do it religiously back in 2007 to 2010. I would write a post every morning, mostly on the markets and applying machine learning to predict the stock market. I had a routine and it served me well.

I’m slowly easing back into that routine. It’s quite simple. My preferred method is wake up at 5:30AM, make some coffee, and put fingers to keyboard. If all goes well, I’ll have a rough draft of a post ready to go before the entire house wakes up for the day.

For years I fell out of that routine and I think I became dumber for it. I made all kinds of excuses but the problem was really me. Hell, I’m loathe to say that I blamed my writing utensils as well! My computer was too slow! My laptop was too heavy. You get the picture.

Top 5 Writing Tips

I’m not going to do it. I’m not going to do a Top 5 or Top 10 list of writing tips so this can be an informational post and get lots of likes. Fuck that.

There are no tips.

If you want to write, just write. Figure out what works best for you and then do it over and over again.

Over and over and over and over again.

 


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