“And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.” – John Steinbeck
Have you ever been driving somewhere and encountered a “Construction Zone” sign alongside the road only to drive for miles without seeing so much as an orange traffic cone? Then you pass the “End Construction” sign and wonder just where the hell was all the construction?! Did someone get a little preemptive with their signage? Or did the job get canceled and they forgot to take down their signs?
Welcome to the first several months of my blog.
It is amazing how effective fear and resistance are. They can delay, distract and obfuscate like no other force in the writer’s universe. They lie waiting in the shadows under the bridges of creativity only to jump out and demand their toll before allowing you to cross.
But letting you cross is never their intention.
Instead, they turn you away seductively asking things like, “What font will you use? Does that background picture really convey what you want people to feel when they land on your page? Have you really researched your niche? What?! You don’t have a fully developed niche?!”
And this is when that little spark of creative ambition dies, slowly smothered by layers of planning, designing, researching, and preparing.
Not today. Today, I invite you inside my unfinished blog page. Please excuse the dust and sparse furnishings. We’re under construction and probably will be for a while. In the meantime, make yourself comfortable. I’ll drop in some posts inspired by prompts from the DIY MFA Book Club, maybe talk about chickens or gardening, and who knows what else.
I certainly don’t.
We’re still working on that.