One of my rituals, before I write, is read a few chapters of William Zinsser’s On Writing Well. It’s one of my non-negotiables before I start writing or whenever I feel stuck. Or to pump my creative juices. The book always reminds me to “dejargonize” industry terms.
It’s Thursday morning, and it’s almost 3 AM. I’m back with my nocturnal mode when it comes to working and writing. Time flies fast and it’s already May. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to update my entries here. Let’s just say, “Life happened.”
It started with a broken phone. A stubborn, contagious flu. Then a broken keyboard. Then a broken laptop. But thankful I don’t have a broken heart. It’s a trying week for the striving creative soul. And yet Queen’s song resonates: The show must go on.
I’m celebrating my one year work anniversary at Pure Shores Villa as the Content Manager/Copywriter/SMM-er this month. Working with the team behind the scenes gives me a sense of purpose at work, an appreciation of Bohol, and insights about luxury travel and tourism industries in and around Asia.
We’re 13 days into 2018. Time flies fast and before we know it we’re going to cap 2018 with a bang.
Friday night before bedtime, I started eating salty food to satiate my cravings. I knew I was going to be in trouble. High sodium can trigger my tinnitus, caused by Meniere’s, that will sometimes result in vertigo.
One of the things I’ve learned for almost 7 years of freelancing is being teachable. When one stops learning, it breeds complacency and ego. So this holiday season, I gave myself permission to learn new things and re-learn the basics.
I’m a certified slacker when it comes to creative writing. Yesterday I was shocked to find out I have written more than 15,000 words of my first book project. I was stoked! I couldn’t believe it. Procrastination has been my best friend when it comes to writing my stuff.
Writing good content is a skill. It takes years to master the craft. William Strunk Jr.’s The Elements of Style tells us to omit needless words and be clear. That’s pretty hard, though, right? How do we know which words, phrases or sentences to delete?
That unadulterated kind of writing. I miss those days when all I care about is plain writing. Scribbles. Marginal notes. Journals. No SEO. No tags, meta tags, and title optimization. It’s free writing. I just finished all my digital marketing projects. It’s now 3:30 AM. So, I told myself. “Decide to write again.”