In my very first post, I let you know that I am out to kick all the cat butts (excuses) in the way of my goals, but I didn’t say what my goals were. Well, I have quite a few, but the biggest and most compelling is to start and finish the novel that has been living in my head for the past two years. I hope you weren’t expecting me to say I wanted to climb Kilimanjaro or swim across one of the great lakes. Yes, that would be a momentous goal and I am not saying I won’t attempt those challenges, but for some reason, writing my novel seems like a bigger challenge.
I have auxiliary goals as well that I started, but then let cat butts get in may way, and they are just sitting there…. Waiting. Here is a sampling:
- Learn Italian. I bought the RosettaStone learning kit, but I haven’t even opened the box. Fail!
- Learn to play the guitar. I bought a guitar and started taking lessons, but then took a break (because of a giant cat butt) and never started back again. Another Fail.
- Learn a new technique each day from Adobe Tutorials. I’ve bookmarked over a hundred and mastered three. Epic Fail.
I could go on with a few more, but you get the idea. I let myself succumb to the cat butt fatigue. The reason for this blog is bigger than just chronicling my struggle to kick some butts; it serves several purposes. The most obvious reason is to get me used to writing on a regular basis again. As you can tell (if you have made it this far), I am pretty rusty. All the great writing elements that writers use to keep readers engaged are non-existent in my poor excuse for writing. By blogging, I know I will get better. I will become more creative; and by the time I work my way up to actually penning my book, I hope to have the confidence and drive to finish.
This blogging method of improvement didn’t come to me by chance. I have to give a shout out to Kristen Lamb http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com – the most impressive blogger I have ever run across. Kristen, I’ve followed your blog for over a year now, and I am here in the blogosphere because of you. Yes, it did take me a while; I let the cat butts get the best of me.
Here we go! One cat butt at a time, I am making my way out from under fur and cat ass. This is no easy journey; it is taking me out of my routine of making excuses why I can’t do the things I enjoy.
Kicking another cat butt by making this post!