Yesterday, I committed to not writing another vent post this month. Although, my goal is normalize a process of reflecting through writing, I didn’t want to look back at these posts and see anger in each post.
Today, I spent the day overthinking topics for this post. Here are the various topics that came to mind throughout the day.
Morning: Write about email etiquette in venture capital, “How to email very busy people.”
Afternoon: Write about new software tools that I’m most excited about.
Evening: I still have more thoughts on Google firing Dr Gebru. I should write about it. But I don’t want to do another vent post.
After kids go to bed: Write about parenting.
I realized that these topics reflected whichever was top of mind at that time of day, and my current mood. The past three days, I wrote posts at the end of my “work day” — the last 15 mins before the kids returned from school. Immediately before my kids return home is probably produces the most anxiety for me. I’m often cramming to get as much work in, so that I can be fully present when they are home.
I’m currently writing this post last night (11pm) and it feels like torture because I’m so tired. It may also feel like torture tomorrow re-reading this post with a fresh pair of eyes.
Next week, I will aim for some morning posts when I am refreshed and a bit more hopeful for the day.
Which time of day do frequent writers, like Brad Feld and Fred Wilson, write? How much time do they set aside to write?
If you’re reading this, and also write for reflection, feel free to drop your writing tips in the comments.
***This is part of the HBCUvc daily post challenge. This is post 4. Please forgive typos, errors, or any temporary moments of sanity. The goal is to just write.***