Danielle Steele once said, when interviewed about the writing process,
“You’re better off pushing through and ending up with 30 dead pages you can correct later than just sitting there with nothing.”
In the interest of having dead pages I can edit later I’m going to commit to writing something every day. For me this is a bold statement. Sticking to a habit of writing daily is a daunting task for anyone.
I have a lot of thoughts about marketing, business and some on life in general but I often find myself “editing” before I even start to type. Then the “impostor syndrome” hits and I wonder if anything I have to say would even be of use to anyone.
So starting today, I’m going to take inspiration from Seth Godin. Somehow he manages to produce something to send out via email every single day. I don’t know if the source is content from his books (although I’ve read many of them) or if he just conveys his current thoughts but somehow, every morning I have something from him that feels fresh and original.
And while I have great aspirations when it comes to this endeavor I am not going to make any promises as to how clever or insightful my writing will be, I can say that sometimes I have some pretty good ideas or learning experiences to share.
So this is day one of the Occhiolism Project. And though my perspective may be small in the grand scheme of things, I am almost certain it may also be uniquely my own.
Let me know if you’re following along!