So many days I don’t have it in me to write a really thorough post.
It’s not that I don’t have ideas. I’ve got drafts that could be really fleshed out almost always on hand. It’s that doing more than a few paragraphs that quickly describe the core idea in those drafts is really hard work sometimes.
I tell myself I’m just being true to my style. I write about broad principles and simple observations in a single quick take. I’m not Mr. Investigative Reporter or lengthy describer. I write every day so I can’t labor over every idea with thousands of words.
Part of that is absolutely true. I’m just not sure how much.
The days I really push to add more meat to the bones of an idea are harder, but more rewarding. The content is better and I feel pretty damn good about it.
Still, I’m not a writer first and foremost. I write as therapy and a tool to enhance productivity, creativity, and happiness. So why do I need to always go big?
I’m normally at peace with this tension, but sometimes I wonder. How often am I just being lazy when I think I’m being me?