A to Z Challenge 2013

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Writing Helps Me Write Better

The title might sound illogical, but it's really not.  I had an epiphany yesterday while doing homework.  I've been working on papers for an Organizational Management class (yes, truly riveting stuff) and I had to revise a section on one of my assignments.  As I agonized over the right way to write what I'm thinking and meaning to say, I realized that my creative writing (and all I've learned from this writing journey thus far) has helped me improve other forms of writing that I do.

I was pulling out words and/or sentences that I knew were extraneous and being very precise in what I wrote.   I'm not a fan of writing papers for school as it is, so when I do write them, I tend to just write what's needed to get a good grade on the paper.  Sometimes I find a subject I can be passionate about, but it's few and far between these days.  I guess my point is however, that it is the experiences I've had while learning to write creatively that has allowed me to see the extraneous writing (where I might not have before).  And that's kind of cool.

The A to Z challenge is over, but I do admit that it's helped me remember why I started blogging in the first place - because it's fun.  I'll be doing my best to put up a post about 3 days a week though, since I'm down to the last 7 classes in my degree and I'm really pushing to get it finished.  I hope to be graduated (or almost) by this time next year.  It's going to be tough to achieve, particularly since I haven't figured out what I'm going to do for my capstone, but I'll be so glad when I'm done.

Anyway, here's to a blogging actively through the month of May.  What about everyone else?  Did you find the A to Z challenge invigorating?  What are your plans for May?