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James Wanless

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I’m renewing my interest in personal creative pursuits and that actually covers a few things; writing, reading, music primarily. It was going to be a new year’s project, but why put off for 2-3 weeks what I can start today? This is the beginning of that writing part.

I’ll probably struggle down the road because I’ve occasionally made the decision to journal or blog more frequently. The last time it was a commitment to a weekly post and even that didn’t last very long. Maybe this time will be the same, maybe it won’t. I’ll never know if I don’t try again.

The bottom line is, I’m renewing my interest in personal creative pursuits, as the amount of real creativity I can get out of my work (despite being a designer of sorts) is pretty limited. For me, creative pursuits cover a few things; writing, reading, music primarily. It was going to be a new year’s project, but … why? Why put off for 2-3 weeks what I can start today?

With regard to the writing specifically, I’m hoping it’ll be somewhat wide-ranging, but I’m going to follow a few simple guidelines to get started:

  • daily
  • largely unedited (but not quite stream-of-conciousness)
  • no fixed word or length goal; anything from a few sentences to much longer thoughts
  • no topics are off-limits

I expect some of these posts will focus on the other interests as I get them rolling, maybe reviews of the books I read, movies I see or musical things I hope to do. I also see a bit of a connection between the reading and writing, as I’m hoping that doing more of the former will make me better at the latter.

I’ve got no grandiose ambitions with any of this; just re-igniting some things for personal fulfillment. I’m pretty determined to make the best effort I can this time and see where it might take me.

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