Enjoying the process of writing, not just the finished product
Looking back over three decades of writing and just recently making a huge discovery that has revolutionized my life.
Kent Sisco -- July 25th, 2017
"What? I thought we weren't leaving for two more days..."
"Well, someone changed the meeting and you'll just have to finish the rest of it with the time you've got left."
There was no way I was going to be able to get all the documents, we'd planned to present, done in the remaining time. The word processor I was using was incapable of the task. It was unable to easily move large pieces of content around within a single document, much less move around content across multiple documents. I was forced to drop all the documents but one, the "demo" documentation, and was left crafting a brief summary of the contents of all the remaining.
I stayed up all night, loathing the limiting capabilities of the "big blank page". Although I did complete the job, it was done without enjoying a single second of it. I slept the entire flight. We gave the demo. They reviewed the documentation. They gave us the "Go"... and the money.
OK. So we got the money. That's not the point. The point is, if you don't have the right tools for any job, you're not going to enjoy the process. By the way, the word processors of today aren't much better.
As a result of that meeting, I became the designated "writer" and I've held that title for the better part of 30 years. It's been a personal journey that has led me to believe I wasn't a writer. That's because at no point did I enjoy the process of writing.
But recently, I discovered a better solution in a hybrid word processor that uses dynamic building blocks instead of "the big blank static page" to write in. All of the sudden, I'm enjoying the process. Now I'm writing more than ever before and enjoying every second of it.
I am so thankful my team and I developed Speare, the hybrid word processor that makes writing, an enjoyable process.
If you're writing but find that you don't enjoy the writing process, then I highly recommend writing with Speare. It will change your attitude towards writing.