How the Nag Came to be

Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.
– Les Brown

Today is my seven-month blogiversary. According to an article I read most blogs have a six-month life span and there’s more than 7,000,000 blogs out there. I’m not ready to give up my blog just yet. Although I could see where daily blogging could burn you out quickly. Yesterday Jim’s post got me thinking…what do I have to say that hasn’t been said before?

My blog evolved out of my nagging emails to my fellow writing buddies. It wasn’t enough that I was in a critique group that was only 2 days a month, what about the rest of the time who would keep me accountable? I thought a daily blog would at least put me in front of the keys everyday and so far, it’s worked. I completed all of my 2007 writing goals and surpassed my submission goals. And what do I have to say that hasn’t been said before? Probably not much, it has all been said before but I hope that something I write someday could spark someone to achieve their writing dreams. Gentle nagging, stop surfing the net, set your goals, take small steps, you can do it, I’m looking forward to hearing about your successes, now get back to work!

The Writing Nag

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4 Replies to “How the Nag Came to be”

  1. It’s said there’s nothing new under the sun. It’s probably true. And, although I moan about the sheer quantity of blogs out there probably their simplest defence is this: maybe everything has been said before but it’s not been said by me.

    Language is a slippery thing, it pretends to tell truths but it always falls short so, like alchemists, we combine different words in different quantities and in different ways always trying to get that little bit closer to the truth.

    I sometimes feel like I’ve been writing the same half-a-dozen poems all my life but each time failing to get it quite right. It’s perfectly – and hence, ironically – expressed by Samuel Beckett in the famous quote from his short prose work Worstward Ho: “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”

    Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to get back to work.

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