Tuesday, February 26, 2013
It's really really really really hard to juggle all the things that I'm already involved in and still have time to write! I'm trying to figure out how to get words down because the last two months my word count has gone way down. Being in college takes up a ton of time and it's hard to be on the computer without thinking about all the papers I should be starting and tests that I should be studying for. Not to mention that I'm still a blogger and I have been keeping up my blog at the same time. I have so many different hats, and I'm trying to figure out how to wear them all. I think I'm going to start a new system of trying to write at least a little bit everyday so hopefully that keeps it going! Thanks for listening to the ramblings of my struggles! Hope you have a great week!
Monday, January 28, 2013
Throughout this writing process my friends have become a very important part. I wouldn't be doing this if it wasn't for them and the support they provide keeps me going. I already said in the last post how I wouldn't have even started if it wasn't for a friend, but it goes farther than that. I didn't even think about being a writer until one of my friends told me that I should. I had made up a story about my life that she believed temporarily and she told me that it would make a cool book. Once she said that it put my mindset in a "could this little snippet idea become a whole book. That story kept developing in my head and even though it's not a full book, it has definitely become more of a story. After that more ideas and story started popping in my head and now it's full.
After my friends writing inspired mine, I found another friend who had been thinking about starting too, so I made her. Okay so I know it's impossible to make someone write but I told her that I really wanted to read what was bouncing in her head. It's been amazing going through this process with others that are new to this because I don't feel like such a noob. She's been motivating me to keep going. I probably would have stopped by now if it wasn't for her.
Friends that have gone through this before have been very instrumental too. Whenever I get nervous about this whole process, they're there to answer my every annoying question. They have been encouraging and their success inspires me to finish.
Lastly my friends that inspired the characters in the book. This story wouldn't be what it is without them and they're great personalities. They have also been wonderful in motivating me to write because I let them read some of it, and they keep asking me when more is coming.
I love you all very much and thank you for helping me on this journey!
Friday, January 25, 2013
The idea of writing a book has been bouncing in my head for awhile now, but I was always to nervous of the outcome to really start. It wasn't until a friend of mine decided that she was going to start writing that I decided to do it too. Wow that makes me sound like a "if your friends jump off a bridge" kind of girl, but really it's the best impulse decision I might have ever made. I literally just opened a word doc and started writing. I had no idea what I was doing, but I just jumped off the bridge. It's been a great adventure that has come with many nerves. There are so many doubts that go through my mind about the ability to do this, but I just push them away. I have to remind myself that I'm loving this and it feels right.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Once Upon A Time there was a girl that dreamed of writing a story. From the moment she had this inkling of a thought that she wanted to write, stories started popping up in her head. Then they began taking over her mind and demanding many waking thoughts and dreams too. Now she had these worlds that had built themselves in her head that were dying to get out. In these worlds, there were characters that started falling in love. They wanted their story to be told. One day she relented and opened up a word document and started bleeding the words of these worlds on the pages.