When life comes at you hard, the whole time you have been alive, you have to ask yourself “am I in a tragedy or a comedy,” because I know I am not in a badass action-adventure story. There has also been enough tragedy to think maybe, just maybe it is a tragedy. But I’m pretty sure my life is a comedy. It is not a comedy because funny things happen, it is a comedy because I am an optimist. The darkest moments, the WTF moments, and the blind illusions of grandeur make me think, my life is a comedy.
It is that optimism, it is this weird belief that no matter what that everything will turn out is what I have to share. I have been thinking a lot about what I am doing on the internet; what am I bringing to the table? I believe that what I bring to the table should come out of who I am. I am a mixed bag of laidback easygoing dude to get it done grind through the pain dude. I listen to two to three books a week, I write about 500-1000 words a day, I study fiction writing, comedy, and fitness stuff. There is a ton more but those things make it easy for me to produce content without having to refer to anything. I can just sit down and type and see what opinions fly out. That is how I have gone about blogging. But it is a new year. I have new goals and intentions. I have wanted to write humor for a long time now, years really. I just never did. As I ended last year I thought about what kind of books I want to work on, what kind of stories I want to tell. What kind of writer and voice do I want to have in the world. What am I willing to suck at, what am I willing to work on to get good at, what is going to challenge me, and in the end will I feel better at doing? I have an obsessive thought that keeps coming back to humor.
So, I am just going to combine my desire to write humor and my natural inclination to write inspirational/motivational stuff.
So, this year I am going to work on writing inspirational humor. I am sure it is going to be a bumpy ride. I have no idea what I am doing.
May the odds ever be in your favor!