After attending my friend, Chia-Li Chien’s book signing this evening, I was mowing my lawn and thinking. Chia-Li joined our Toastmasters club just a couple of years ago and she has already finished her Advanced Communicator award. Most never get there. A year or so ago, she told me that she was thinking of writing a book and she did it! Tonight was her book signing party. In Linchpin, Seth Godin says, “Real artists ship!” Chia-Li is a real artist.
I have had a dream of writing a book myself for some time now. I have so many other activities in my life that it is hard to take the time to just focus on the writing. I want to say, “yes” to writing, but I don’t want to say, “No” to other interests. Chia-Li’s party renewed that desire.
Stirred to write again and yet having been down this road I was ready to give up before even trying again. As my friend John likes to remind me, it may feel like a familiar place, but it is not the same. With that thought in mind (and before I hit the off switch), I am going to make a commitment. I commit to doing an experiment. For the next 30 days, I will write on this blog once a day. I will “ship” something daily. It may not be polished. It may not even be coherent, but it will be published.
I’m kind of excited to see what I have to say. See you tomorrow, if I don’t blow up the laboratory.