I’ve decided to go for the second option.
Dear future blogging/writing self,
I hope you’re still making time for blogging and writing. I know that sometimes life can get in the way, and I expect in the future you’ll have even more work and family commitments. But you must remember to find time for yourself and work on what you love. Sure, you love watching TV and surfing the net too, but you know that blogging and writing are hobbies that really feed your mind and allow you to express yourself. I know this is important to you.
In a similar vein, I hope you’re persevering with your writing projects and that you haven’t given up on ideas that you were once excited about. Writing is a long and tiring process sometimes, but that’s okay. You just have to stick it out until you get the words on paper. It will be worth it. If you’ve finished at least one novel by now, I’ll be really proud of you. I know you can do it if you decide to commit. Otherwise you’ll be like Brian from Family Guy forever:
“How you uh, how you comin’ on that novel you’re working on? Huh? Gotta a big, uh, big stack of papers there? Gotta, gotta nice little story you’re working on there? Your big novel you’ve been working on for 3 years? Huh? Gotta, gotta compelling protagonist? Yeah? Gotta obstacle for him to overcome? Huh? Gotta story brewing there? Working on, working on that for quite some time? Huh? Yea, talking about that 3 years ago. Been working on that the whole time? Nice little narrative? Beginning, middle, and end? Some friends become enemies, some enemies become friends? At the end your main character is richer from the experience? Yeah? Yeah? No, no, you deserve some time off.”(‘Brian the Bachelor’, Family Guy season 4)
You really don’t want that.
What would you say to your past or future creative self?