The above (typewriter-written) quote is a useful insight by Mitch Teemley. In writing (as in life), it is indeed best to kind of know where you’re going with something.
It kind of goes without saying, but on the other hand some of us are unfortunately all too guilty of strutting out onto that high wire without a real game plan. Having an end in mind just facilitates a more efficient thought process and a better end product. It reinforces structure and readability when you know where you’re going with something. Improvisation in art is essential, but it also never hurts to stand back and at least consider the deal first.
I’m all too guilty of the opposite. Blogging is my art now and too often I take off into the wild blue yonder without thinking. The result is sometimes disheveled and chaotic. Blogging should be coherent. It should have pace and interleave well. It should have a spirit and a purpose. One should not deviate too wildly from the blog’s intended theme. This takes a little forethought. Think about things before you venture out into the deep blue sea. There’s sharks out there you know! (whoops! I’m preaching to myself for sure now 🥴).
Mitch Teemley is a gifted writer. He’s also a brother in the faith. He’s got a great grasp of things. Top notch writer. His sense of humor is just outrageous (genius comedy). Check out the referenced “scar story” of his below. Need a good laugh? Absolutely hilarious! ===>
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