I’ve been trying to write a book. I haven’t been trying hard, because I’d probably be half done by now if I had been, but I have tried. I have outlines and notes and a few hundred words written, but I can’t bring myself to sit down and work.

This is troublesome. As some of you may recall, I gave up on writing a while back, but when I was asked recently to write a book to help people study for the certification exams I’ve been helping write, that seemed like a good idea. It pushed the “duty” button, in that I felt like I needed to help people. It pushed the “fame” button because I’ve wanted to be a famous writer since I was young. It pushed the “money” button because it’d be nice to have another source if income.

But I don’t enjoy writing all that much. And I have continually been asking myself, “Why am I doing this?”

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