So I implied in my last blog that I was going to follow up with a part two sequel, with the topic of flow. Ironically, when I sat down to write it, nothing came out.
It caused me to think about what Harper Lee said when she was asked why she never wrote another book after To Kill a Mockingbird. “I have said what I wanted to say and I will not say it again,” she said.
Now please do not think I am comparing my brain or writing to that of the genius, Harper Lee. But that quote completely embodied how I felt when I tried to write a Part 2. I kept stopping and starting, stopping and starting. And that really doesn’t happen to me when I blog, so it was frustrating to feel such resistance.
I realized I had said everything I wanted to say already about flow and/or the night that flowed.
But unlike Harper Lee, I have ADHD and I may forget I told you and say it again.
A few people have asked me, though, how I decide what I’m going to blog about. I have two criteria:
1. I have to feel like writing about it exactly at the particular moment that I am sitting down to write. I am not interested in forcing output with topics that I am not wanting to write about.
2. Oh wait, that was it. Just kidding; there’s only one criterion.
I have about two hundred blog ideas that I have typed into my phone over the last few months. When I get an idea, I write the thought in the form of a sentence and save it into my notes application. But rarely do I look through those, because what I write about really has to be what’s on my heart in the moment that I have time to write.
I don’t know why that is. Maybe it’s because blogging is a creative outlet for me, and it’s harder for the words to flow if I’m not “feeling” it. Maybe it’s because I’m hard headed. Or maybe it’s because inspiration trumps any kind of logical thought process for me.
So I will try to not do anymore blog entries with a Part 1 title, because I can’t promise you there will be a Part 2. And I don’t like making promises I can’t keep, because that’s bad karma. And it eats away at my conscience if I can’t keep a promise.
And speaking of conscience, here’s one of my all time favorite quotes from To Kill a Mockingbird:
It’s really my favorite book of all time. I’m so glad Harper Lee said everything she wanted to say.