Patrick Fellows is a 5 time Ironman, TEDx giving, 32 miles swimming, endurance coaching, healthy cooking, entrepreneur and musician.  Born in Dearborn, MI, raised in Mississippi and a Louisianian for 30 years, 

Loosey Goosey

My acceptance of what I’ll call “loose” content is growing. What i mean is that the longer i am doing this, the easier it becomes to let disjointed points skip through the cracks. This kind of slaps the notion of writing square in the face. I guess  there’s a point when “doing” and setting things in motion needs to pump the brakes a little after all. 

My writing process is nothing if not sloppy and unorganized. It’s 100% a stream of consciousness. I wake up early. Grab coffee. And start. 

This yields some gems, but also some duds. But that’s just how it is. I have in the past done a loose outline but I find that a lot of times that just gets me stuck. 

What all this yields is incomplete points and arguments, sentences that make little sense, and typos. Combine this with usually never doing second drafts and it gets me proofreading and fixing after i have published. 

Does it bug me?  Yes. enough to do it differently?  Not yet. 

For the most part, writing every day has yielded better writing and my fear is that by making it more structured and “English class-y” it will make it less fun and less real for me. For now. 

So you get what you get. And you don’t throw a fit. 

And now you got two posts in 3 hours. Don’t get used to it. 


You'll get nothing and like it!

You'll get nothing and like it!

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