Weekly wrap …
When the idea arrived, I could barely contain my excitement. It was scary but it just felt like a thing I was ready to do. Basically, free write in public every day. The story about my inspiration was the very first Daily Communiqué. Back at my desk after lunch, the voices got to work. You know those voices. The ones that jabber on about how you’re just gonna fail anyway, so why bother. Yeah, I argued with that one all afternoon.
Fortunately, I have a cheering section who told me to “do that thing!” And here we are, at the end of the first week. If my stats are right, people are finding and reading my pieces. Thank you!
The Drink Tank‘s issue about Hamilton was published on Saturday. I’m excited to read what others have contributed. Almost as excited as when I finally finished my piece.
Writing about procrastination, was a great reminder to look for ways to remedy my own.
Leadership is one of my favorite topics, mostly because I don’t understand how people can get it so soul-searingly wrong, leaving a trail of destruction behind them.
My favorite piece to write was “20 Questions,” whose inspiration came from several places. Dinner with a friend revealed an interesting tidbit about one of the aforementioned bad leaders. I wondered if I could tell the story by playing the game Questions, and played with the notion of Twenty Questions. All of which proves the point inspiration comes from anywhere.
There’s plenty of inspiration for me in my email and on one of my Pinterest boards, but there’s no plan other than to write something every day. That’s the only rule for The Daily Communiqué. Thanks for coming along on my adventure.