Something pretty interesting has been happening with me. Every time I sit down to the computer to write, I don’t. What I end up doing is searching the Internet on subjects far removed from writing (like non-genetically modified foods and transitioning to a whole food diet).
Going with the Flow
In addition to my monetary goals, I also have certain health and fitness goals. Over the past few years I’ve spent more time concentrating on my monetary goals and not as much time on my fitness goals. Yes, I do exercise and yes, I do eat a relatively healthy diet, but I’m not where I want to be.
Note: In re-reading this section of the post, I realize why I can’t write. I never “sit down to write.” Complete ideas/articles usually come to me and I have to race to the computer to write or dictate them before I forget. That has not been the case recently.
Money vs. Passion
Over the summer, I knew my writing schedule was going to be light so I concentrated my writing efforts on the sites that brought in the most money (oh and I also wrote here on NJFM). Those moneymaking sites are great for making money, but not necessarily exciting and emotionally rewarding.
The balance between money and passion is like a pendulum (too bad I couldn’t find an appropriate image of a pendulum..guess the balancing scales will have to do). Over the summer, the pendulum swung to the money side, and now it must swing to the side of passion. Once I get my fill, things will balance out and I’ll be back on track for a more balanced writing schedule.
One of Newton’s laws states, “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” I’m finding this to be true. Although writing for passion won’t do much to add money to my bank account, it does much to fill my soul. There is no better written work than from a writer with a well-nourished soul.
So, to sum up this post, quota, goals and income be danged…this gal has gotta fill her soul.