There was a time when I first started writing that I always wanted to have an outline. Give me three points with supporting subpoints. All I needed to do was fill in the flesh of the story.
My work also supported this approach. I call this good administration or management. There is definitely a place for administrators — I’ve earned a good portion of my income over the years being an administrator!
In the last few years a new approach has crept up on me.
I no longer stay up all night trying to solve problems. I’ll hit the sack at night and expect that the answers will come overnight. The first few times I tried this I was scared stiff. My mathematical brain wanted to research and figure everything out first. Then a new and unexpected approach popped up. I tried it again — the unexpected arrived once more! Soon I was applying this to situations that I couldn’t easily figure out.
Now I have a regular practice that I call non-administrative administration. Some call this entrepreneurial leadership. Whatever the term, I’m beginning to relax in it.
The same applies to writing stories. My father has asked me how I think of all these blog entries – something new everyday. Well, some are just reminiscences of the day. But every once in a while I just put down a title and start writing. I’ve no idea where I’m going. But when I arrive at the end I know I’ve reached the destination.
Like to see what I might come up with? Place a title in the comments section and I’ll write a blog entry — let’s see what emerges!!