For decades, I've done private writing for audiences of one. Very short pieces.
- Scene Studies
- 30-second talks.
- Personals' ads.
Often work that was incorporated into large pieces and re-used with permission and without attribution in works for a large audience.
Mainly these pieces captured an idea or dream that some individual was desperately failing to communicate and whether or not it was usefully reused, it gave them a chance to feel heard and understood.
Recently, I started writing blog pieces here for a somewhat larger audience.
From this, I am having a new and problematic experience. As I create this draft, I wish I were still asleep. It is well before sunrise. I was awoken by an idea about United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #5: gender equality. (SDG5)
I am not nearly alert enough to write the piece. If I wrote it right now it would be 4 long pieces with no more useful information than the one short pieces will ultimately have, but until I wrote down the sixty words of notes, I expect that even the strongest sleeping pills in the world would have been useless.
Do all writers go through this?
Is it just part of the hazards?