Writing has always been hard for me. Give me formula to solve, or a question to answer. But an essay, often brought me to a complete standstill. To some extent, I have gotten good enough to be passable, but it’s never my strong suit. I do find that the times from about 10:00PM onward is my most productive writing times. I don’t know if it’s a holdover from college days (with the last minute crunch to finish) or it has a more physiological origin. Either way, it makes writing for work difficult.
When I was at Microprocessor Report, there was a regular cadence that I could work to, often with nightly writing sessions. But at NVIDIA, it’s more right-now writing.
Then there’s Twitter, the equivalent to snack foods of writing. Short, often meaningless, snacks of sentences – no more than 140 characters long. There is some creativity trying to fit an idea into such a small space, but often real thought is lost as the premium is just brevity.
I wrote this item, specifically as a writing exercise – trying to get the writing juices flowing for another project or two. For that purpose, this seems to have worked out rather nicely. Hopefully, you’ll get to see the results soon.