Friday, June 1, 2012

Author Blog Challenge ~ How I Started Writing

Day 1 ~ Author Blog Challenge

Well, it's Saturday morning here in Maryland and I'm sitting here drinking coffee at 1:14 a.m. It isn't that I'm restless. I'm very sleepy. My muse is whispering in my ear, yet once again. I love it when they do that. Only thing is, I don't know which one is speaking to me.  Perhaps it is because I'm tired and my senses are dull, but my muse continues to whisper in my ear. They rotate in shifts, like one would do when working for a company. Constantly they whisper in my ear when sometimes all I want to do is sleep.

You may not have known, but I've recently decided to participate in this author blog challenge. It was a snap decision on my part because usually I don't blog, as you can see from prior posts. This is the reason why I've decided to participate, to strengthen my blogging skills. Imagine that, a writer with nothing to say. Oh, I have plenty to say, however; I usually allow my blogging ideas to escape me. Such a pity.

I love to write. I've written stories all my life, but I never thought I'd seriously embark on my writing journey. During my teenage years I maintained a journal and focused on putting my feelings to paper instead of actually talking to friends and family. Back then I lived in my own little world and it was very hard for me to express how I felt to those around me, for whatever reason. Shame, embarrassment, maybe even coming to terms with the fact that I was horribly depressed back then.

When I was a pre-teen, I remember writing a story about talking dogs. What inspired me to write about talking dogs? Four dogs scared the living bejeezus out of me. Anyway, I must have written a page and a half and recall receiving some very good feedback from my Aunts. Awesome!

Years later I'm a multi published author. Not a New York Times Bestselling author, but that's quite alright. I'm happy because after so many years I've finally gained enough courage to make the decision to journey down this path. There are times when I'm reluctant to share exactly how I feel, but that's okay because this hesitation no longer holds me hostage as it once did. I'm still growing and learning while enjoying this journey. Just recently I've been able to step outside my comfort zone (I'll explain this in a later post.)  and things have never been better.


Merlene said...

Nice post - I enjoyed reading it thank you.

Anonymous said...

Lovely post, Ms. I think you've captured something of all of us in this. :)

Article Writing Services said...

Its very nice. thanks for shearing it dude.

Lisa Cherry said...

The journey of writing is amazing and you've captured that well in this post.

Looking forward to the next 28 days...

Lisa x

Jo Michaels said...

Sweet! I like coffee too lol

I can certainly identify with you and am looking forward to your posts this month. WRITE ON!!