The Experiment

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[2022-04-27 Wed 18:34] - 8031

I have been letting this thought simmer in my head for quite a while now. I finally seem to have a direction in mind when it comes to my logging - writing, YouTube and whatever media I branch into the future - pursuits.

Adding in YouTube to the mix has really accelerated the ideation process as that adds a whole another dimension to generating content and expressing my ideas.

Over the course of the past two weeks (~18 videos and several blog-posts), I’ve thought hard about what I do in the future could look like. I’ve intent-fully talked about these set of assertions with a lot of friends now - making it a point to be extravagant and sounding like I’m being too ambitious. With the intention of embarrassing and grounding myself. I’ve given it enough time and after receiving mostly positive reactions - even from the most critical of friends - I’m finally formalizing “The Experiment”.

I’ve only recently formulated that I’m an æfrisk and will be branching out into several superficially segregated domains over the course of my life soon. The catch being I wish to be more than just average at these domains.

  • experienced a writer’s block at this point
  • not due to lack of content, but due to excess of the peculiarities that need to be tended to

[2022-04-28 Thu 13:34] - 8032

Alright, so after a lot of journaling and figuring out the parameters and indicators of progress for “The Experiment”, I’ve decided that I will not be able to cover it all appropriately in a single blog post.

Therefore, I’ve decided to write my first book ever over the month of May.

I will be proceeding in a more structured manner this time and have chosen not to read any “How to write books” books. I wish to figure out the process that suits me the best organically rather than adapt to an existing author’s style.

I will be writing in Emacs, in org-mode using the org-roam extension to allow for connections to be observed easily.

This will be my first large-scale structured effort to create written content.

I will not be talking about “The Experiment” in person with anyone until I finish the book so that I don’t fall prey to the fallacy of enjoying pseudo-rewards one receives simply by talking about what they’re going to do.

I will simultaneously continue with the usual pursuits of the blogging and YouTube.

I will refrain from using any neologisms in the book unless really necessary in and want it to be as noise-free as possible.

This is the first time in a long while where I’m writing not for just myself, but for something that’s bigger than me.

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