Writing

Writing is Business

I am not overthinking; I am self-reckoning.

Me.

This article is uncomfortable to write, because I’m not pretending artsy-pompous, pennings of self-indulgence, or bleeding on display my deep personal wrestlings. I’m writing you in the nude—naked in spirit. It’s important that you read me. I have to admit something embarrassing.

I confess too many of my posts have been half-assed written. I blame my self-sabotage’s grip on my life, and how it’s crushing my dreams, squeezing the life out of me. My blog is my brand; my train-ticket destined for you to end up reading. Don’t be alarmed. Where you are is where I’m safe. 2022, is my year for both professional and personal growth. I share my strategy for growth. I’m concentrating on quality. I might even end up paying for a web designer. I want a flawless image. I’m twice published now. I got own this accomplishment. I think it’s okay to indulge in a win right? I worry I’m not worthy of accomplishment all the time.

It’s nice to get that off my chest. Thank you. 😊

I sobered to the cold-water-truth: making myself into a successful writer will be hard work. I’ll be thirty-three-years-old this summer. It’s time I win the fight against self-sabotage. So I’m going to do my blog right: each post gets equal attention to what I write in my prose and poetry. I want to be tomorrow’s next class act and sophisticated New England writer. We all have our ambitions, and you now know this one is mine. My dream is to publish a novel. Starting today, I will start performing like the writer I want to be, and I hope to attract more readers like you on my journey. It’s time I step out into the world; the primetime hour of my ambition nears. The time has come to put everything learned to test and work it.

I graduate with my english degree in a few months. I’ve been all in; I’m living everything I’ve learned. I looked into literatures deep waters, and she shared with me how she sailed over the currents flowing times passed, ideas and theory churned and crashed. She often whispers to me, I am your religion.

art, by W. Alexander

I try to never forget God is first-and-foremost worshipped as the creator. He’s the artist sculpting the cosmos. So, yes, I guess literature is right whispering she’s my religion. I am convinced it must have been the early artists, those who first looked inside themselves to color-in and seed perspective for the world outside, who first discovered God’s presence.

Creatives like us understand lightning can strike the artist anytime. It’s even more likely when the writer’s pen is spent and hot. My blog’s goal is to steal as much of that fire as I can and give it back to you. I’m starting 2022 intending to grow. Help me grow as an artist and influencer and follow.

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3 responses to “Writing”

  1. I want to be a published author too- I have not one, but four book ideas (one of which has no zero plot). Yes, I am not an English Major, but still have a wild imagination and enjoy writing—–here is a tip I learned in high school: “just write, don’t think about IT” (something I do in first draft). Plus, if the characters start writing the novel, let them

    Tale of the Cattail Forest, AKA my main WIP, is on the final edits of its 6th draft——-so it has gotten pretty far and the closest to a final draft.

    Just wish I knew the plot of my expansive world idea- only know part of what that world looks like and a few facts about the MC

    1. I love it. Your idea has always been awesome.
      Drawing the maps might help you see more than you might see right now. The tighter the angle, the bigger the world.

      1. The Cattail Forest isn’t expansive- but a little bigger than I once thought. Fairy Creek, Cattail Marsh, Graysloup, and The Bog are the only named places found in that world

        As for where Ayra lives—–mountainous island, one side has two mountains ranges next door to each other (one being rocky and the other snowy), and in the middle of that world are the biggest mountains and The Enchanted Forest is somewhere next door

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