I started writing so that I could document and publish old ideas, however, what I discovered was that writing is actually how I develop new and better ideas. Writing is more about surfacing new ideas than it is about documenting old ones.
In Atomic Habits by James Clear, he mentions the difference between an amateur and a pro. Reflecting on my last few weeks of writing, I realized I lived up to what he defines as pro. I also contribute another distinction between amateur and pro.
While responding to an email I had a breakthrough about my daily writing practice. Every day, by creating space and silence, I drive new discoveries about myself.
I used to think that being a great writer leads to becoming a best selling author. Then I realized that there are many skills necessary to be a best selling author. Writing is only one of them.