Perfectionist and Planner

I am a perfectionist and a planner.   I’m sure in some cases, those are good qualities to have, but not when it comes to writing.  I enjoy writing.  One of my goals in life is to become a published author.  I don’t think I’ll be the next J.K. Rowling, but I’d like to take a stab at it and see what happens.   You never know if you don’t try.   But here is what happens when I try.

I have to decide on the perfect medium for writing.   Is is it paper and pen?   If so then I need the perfect pen and journal.   Then I need the perfect place to write.   So I setup a desk in my bedroom to have a little spot to write there.   But then I start writing, and I make make a mistake.   Did I mention I’m a perfectionist?   I have to start over.  I can’t scratch something out or scribble over it.  That’s crazy.  I need a nice, clean, fresh sheet of paper to do my writing.   Then I start to think that I’ll never get anywhere if I’m going to try to write something with a paper and pen.   Should I try a pencil?   No, let’s get my laptop out and just type something, that way I have the backspace key at my disposal.   But then I can’t decide whether I want to use Microsoft Word or if I’d prefer an online writing site.   I found a website once that made a typewriter click with each keystroke.  That was fun!   I wrote almost a whole page before I gave up and decided maybe it would be better if I could just Microsoft Word.

Let’s look at this blog thing.   I’ve spent approximately 20 – 30 hours working on the design for this site and how I want it to look.  I’ve worked on all of the widgets and how they look, and made sure they were centered.   I’ve made sure it’s mobile friendly.   Then sooner or later I would decide that I don’t like it and I’d start all over again.   I’ve spent about 1 – 2 hours actually writing and 30 hours on website design.   Maybe I should be a web designer?

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