So, it looks like this is my ninth article writing for this blog, and that means I’m halfway through my time as a writer here. Don’t fret, loyal fans (I’m assuming I have loyal fans), you still have nine more glorious weeks of reading whatever I come up with.
While writing these articles, I’ve learned something about myself: I’m the type of person who works best at the last minute. It’s then, with the knowledge that I need to get going and come up with something good, that I can kick my brain into overdrive and come up with some quality material. (Although your mileage may vary on the level of quality my writing reaches, let’s just assume I manage to hit a universal scale for “good enough.”)
I’ve also had to think about some things I don’t often ponder, such as words of wisdom that have affected me. Then I come up with ways around them, such as quoting movies instead. Sneaky? Perhaps. Underhanded? I don’t believe so. Clever? I’d like to think so, at least. But, I find that this sort of thing puts a more personalized touch to everything I write. I can put more of my own spin on the prompts and ideas, without just going off on my own, ranting and rambling about some random wibbly-wobbly stuff.
But enough about me, how are you doing? Yes, this is where I turn to a writer’s trick to think less by asking for input in the comments section. You’ve been reading my work, or at least this one. I want to know what you think. Yes, you. Not some other guy reading this, not some bot saying “click here for free stuff,” you: the individual reading this. Have you been enjoying my articles so far? Have I ever given you anything to think about? Has there been a noticeable change in the quality?
I’m always looking for input.
I’m not looking for the “lolz u suk” kind of input that’s quite common on the internet, though. I’d like actual comments and constructive criticism. That’s how we improve as writers. We hear about what we did right and wrong, and work to improve and excel. So if there’s something I’m doing right, by all means, let me know. If there’s something I can improve on, then let me know as well (but be gentle).
After all, I may be half-way done, but I’m still just getting started.