BACK AGAIN

Well, I’ve been MIA here on the blog. The dreaded colonoscopy happened. The recovery has been rough pain-wise (it seemed to have triggered a pain flare-up) and I’ve been so exhausted from it all. The good news is that I received good news (no endometriosis found!), so I feel very thankful for that. 🙂

Other than that, life stresses have distracted me from writing regularly. I can’t believe it’s been a week since I wrote a post. Not how I wanted this week to go, but every time I thought about writing, I wanted to, yet I didn’t. I know that as an aspiring writer, that’s not a very good thing. If I stop, I might not be able to get back on the horse again.

-tmtf

Photo from Pixabay.com, by Pezibear

WRITE WHEN YOU CAN, FOR THE WORDS CAN QUICKLY DISAPPEAR

I think I’ve written a post or two before on this topic, but, here we go again. 🙂

One of the things I’ve found through trying to write my novel and my efforts at writing consistently (“consistently”) is that writer’s block is a very real and difficult thing.

Inspirational moments of intense, brilliant ideas sometimes are very few and far between. If you feel it, write it. Once it’s gone, it’s gone.

If you can’t find the words, take a break. This is only my opinion, and for others this doesn’t work. Continue reading “WRITE WHEN YOU CAN, FOR THE WORDS CAN QUICKLY DISAPPEAR”

IF YOU WANT TO EXPERIENCE AN EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER, WRITE A BOOK

If you really want to test yourself, write a novel. Novel: a longer book that ranges from 75,000-120,000 words (another source claimed 60,000-100,000 words), depending on font choices. 

I went into the process of writing my first (and current) novel with the sole intent of writing a novel, just to see if I could accomplish it. I was so happy when I hit that 80,000th word! (since that’s what I thought to be the definition of a novel at the time.)

Here’s what I did, and didn’t, expect… Continue reading “IF YOU WANT TO EXPERIENCE AN EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER, WRITE A BOOK”

TAKING ADVANTAGE OF INSPIRATION TO OVERCOME WRITER’S BLOCK

INSPIRATION FUELED BY PASSION

Yesterday I had a new idea pop into my head for a story.

A real idea that I could see as a book.

So, as you can imagine, I got pretty excited about it and wanted to start writing right away! This was around five o’clock.

And then… Continue reading “TAKING ADVANTAGE OF INSPIRATION TO OVERCOME WRITER’S BLOCK”

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY – I NEED ALL THE LUCK I CAN GET TO FINISH MY NOVEL!

So, my flare-up has gotten a bit better, but I still haven’t managed to post in a few days. I’ve been working on posts, they’ve just been taking extra long and haven’t managed to get onto the blog. Maybe because I’ve been waiting until midnight to start writing them… Yeah. Good time management.

I so want to be done my novel! I would feel great to have it done, and out there, and just DONE. I never realized the turmoil of emotions that go with writing a novel over the course of several years. One moment I hate it so much, the other I love it – well, maybe not “love” – rather, feeling connected to it, that maybe it seems like a “real story”, and/or proud that I wrote something so long. Right now I hate it again. My novel is just weighing on me!

The following was taken from another post I started and haven’t published yet, because I feel lazy right now and thought it might fit better here anyway. 🙂 Continue reading “HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY – I NEED ALL THE LUCK I CAN GET TO FINISH MY NOVEL!”

WHY I’M GRATEFUL FOR THE INTERNET AS AN ASPIRING WRITER

(I wrote this a few days ago before my current flare-up, so since it was already mostly done, thought I’d go ahead and post it today.)

THE GOOD

It’s a pretty interesting thing, all the opportunities the internet gives us. The internet has actually changed my life in some big ways (like meeting hubby.) 😀

As for making money… just to name a few, there’s blogging, Youtube, Ebay. Lots of people are making a living by combining their skills and passions, using the internet as their platform. It has created millionaires, billionaires even. That sounds scary and exciting, doesn’t it? The pressure to try it out, the possibility of failing. Don’t enter it solely thinking about the money; enter it thinking about doing what you love. Money is the bonus, the best after-thought, the result of hard work and building a supportive audience. Even for those like me without the ability to get a job, I know it’s not realistic to focus solely on making money. Money is definitely a huge factor why I want to write, of course. But it has to be more than that. Continue reading “WHY I’M GRATEFUL FOR THE INTERNET AS AN ASPIRING WRITER”