Friday, May 8, 2009
Hitting the Trail to a New Destination
I've put an important adventure on the back burner for some time now.
Sure, I've done some travel planning, learning a bit about the destination. I've taken a one day seminar here and there, and even a ten week course, all geared to help me get there. I've checked out numerous books on how to reach the place. But despite a few tentative steps on the path, I really haven't made an honest effort to make the journey.
Instead, I've traveled around Bloggyland. It's been such a great place to meet new people, learn new things, experience intellectual stimulation and and sensory delights, and laugh my lips off. I've proven (or at least, convinced myself) that I can write short essays and express myself through my posts and comments.
But now it's time for my personal awfully big adventure. I will not return to Bloggyland until I have written a chapter. Then I'll spend one day visiting everyone I possibly can and posting something brilliant. Then it's back to writing. A chapter completed = a day of blogging. That's the deal. My self-imposed sporadic exile is the only thing I can think of to motivate me to really knuckle down.
I will really miss you all. Hopefully it won't be too long before my first chapter is done. If you want good reading material while I'm gone, check out my blogrolls and my wonderful followers' blogs. And don't forget to go back to some of my earlier posts, read and comment. I love to get feedback and hear others' thoughts on a subject.
Meanwhile, if you have something to share on how to get to one's writing destination, or any of these physical destinations, I'd be grateful. Know good things to do, places to see, ways to save money, places to eat, sleep, whatever? Come back as often as you'd like to share your ideas. It would be awesome if there were a zillion comments awaiting me.