A New Beginning (part 1)

Updated: May 6, 2021

Hello. My name is Aakash and this is a new venture that I'm undertaking as a hobby to spend my free time in the most effective way. Yes, I'm talking about writing. To write has always been on my to do list for a very long time now and I have to state that I did try to start writing before in the past during the initial phase of the lockdown due to covid 19 but wasn't fruitful. Hence, here I am, once again, with renewed enthusiasm and this time I commit to write and write I will.

As of this moment I am not sure of what I want to write about. I haven't thought about anything before I picked up my laptop this moment. I feel like a start is all I need right now and that is exactly what I'm doing. The push, the whistle, the clap, the gunshot, the first step.

Whew. That felt good, that really did. Okay. Now that the baby steps are taken, its time to plan the course of action. Lets make a list of things I need to be clear of before I can even put any meaningful effort into this.

Alright, here goes;

  • decide the content I want to write

  • designate the number of hours to write for every week

  • set a foolproof timetable with realistic deadlines

  • research more about beginners (this should have been first) (this also sparked an idea) (explained below)

there certainly needs to be more that goes into an effective planning but I couldn't think of anything else right now.

I also want to mention that while I was jotting down the plan, something struck my mind. I want to be the kind of writer who write their heart. You know what I mean? Just write what you feel. Go with the flow. I know it sounds kinda cliche and would lead to a terrible storyteller. But I don't want to be a good storyteller. I just want to be able to tell what I feel. I don't want to be the writer that worries about what they put on their paper, thinking for hours and hours about how to proceed in the best way and ultimately end up with a writers block. Creativity leads to a story. I don't want to be creative and attract anyone. Heck that's difficult. I just want to be a writer who doesn't look back on what they have written and look for better replacements for words and google 'synonyms for funny'. I just want to not worry about the grammatical errors (hopefully autocorrect does the job so I don't seem like an idiot), consistencies and logic in the story, social morals or anything. There isn't going to be any feeling of 'i just read a literary marvel' or attain any spiritual enlightenment if you read me. It is just going to be ME, MYSELF & I.

So yes. that's the realisation I had when I made that chronological error and didn't care about making it right in that list above. That settles it for now. Until next time, have a good one. Bye.

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