A Blog Experiment, Completed

A Blog Experiment, Completed | Lexie WInslowIn late October, I set out to blog every day on my personal website for a month straight. I wanted to get more material out there written (rather than ghostwritten) by me. I also wanted to liven up my personal site, which can be a bit neglected as I spend so much time working online to spruce up other people’s websites and content. I’m happy to say that I fulfilled my goals, both in quantity and in quality. However, I’m not quite sure if I’m willing to commit to this writing pace, and I’m not even certain that I’m delivering the right voice on my blog.
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Grateful | Lexie WInsliow

This Thanksgiving I’m thankful for my family, friends, and pets, for good stories, for challenging work, and for the privilege of living every day in comfort and safety in such a beautiful place.

Image via Sam Winslow.

Starting and Quitting

Starting and Quitting | Lexie Winslow

A stack of my half-begun story ideas.

I’ve been keeping up with my daily blogging for three weeks now. We’re right on schedule for my interest to wane. Two-thirds, three-quarters of the way through, I usually quit my creative projects and start a new one. I’ve proven to myself that I can do it, I’ve learned a few new things, and I can walk away without much feeling of regret. The allure of a new project is much more compelling for me than the completion of an existing one, especially when the work already feels done.

As far as I can recall, I never spent too much time reflecting on this tendency, besides a vague feeling of disappointment that it’s in my nature to be more driven by inspiration than by discipline. Then, I read a blog post by Gretchen Rubin this summer that put a much finer point on the topic. [Read more…]