Unexpected directions

February 5, 2014

It’s funny where your writing can take you, if you allow it.

When I started writing my previous post, it had a different title. I set out to write a completely different post comparing The World’s End to its Cornetto counterparts, but by the time I was finished I had gone off on a tangent, and it would have taken a lot of revising to get it back on track.

So I changed the title and hit publish.

There is worth in telling the story you set out to tell, but if you get halfway through and realize there’s something else you want to talk about more, talk about that. Maybe my original idea would have made for a better post – and maybe I’ll still write it someday – but at that point in time another idea interested me the more. That’s why I published it.

I believe that people want to hear what you’re most interested in talking about, because that’s what you’ll talk about with the most conviction and passion. Sure, not everybody will want to hear about it, but that’s okay. You don’t need everybody, just some people, and sometimes passionate spontaneity is better than a well-laid plan anyway.

My combo counter: 25 days.

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By Stephen W. Gee

Author of Wage Slave Rebellion, Freelance Heroics, and about two good blog posts out of a hundred.

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