To Have Written
â–º Read and research, refine and reduce to key points, consolidate the pieces and write a blog post to an immediate and responsive audience.
â–º Read and research, refine and reduce to key points, consolidate the pieces and plug into an existing or new place in the book skeleton to a hoped-for readership whose eyes may or may not ever see the end results.
The first morning routine is much more rewarding if there are readers hearing me at the time I say something. The second, an extreme case of deferred gratification and taking far more work than a mere blog post. And unrelenting over literally thousands of hours, all told.
Someone asked a famous author if he liked to write.
His reply is also mine: “I like to have written.”