For some time now, I have been feeling like writing fiction is a chore instead of my escape. I used to be able to just sit for hours and enjoy writing. I used to look forward to writing fictional stories.
Have I gotten lazy?
Somewhere between finishing my Master’s in Creative Writing and trying to get published, I lost the bliss. I lost the desire to write fiction. Sure, I’ve had a lot going on the past few years and months (moving to a different state, getting married, grad school, new baby etc), but I don’t think it has anything to do with it. See, there was a time when I would write without the worry of getting published in the back of my mind or meeting a certain deadline for my agent. I would write simply because I wanted to and not because I had to. Writing fiction has turned into a pity chore in the past few years, and I do not enjoy it as much because of those reasons.
You would think that once I found my literary agent, my writing life would be “the dream life,” but instead I find myself losing interest in writing fiction more and more each day.
Maybe it is a phase that I’m going through.
Just the thought of editing or writing my novel makes me yawn or roll my eyes.
I enjoy writing on my blog, journaling, or simply jotting down my thoughts, but fiction writing … I’m dreading it these days.
I’m in awe of you In awe of the indefinable beauty I see in you One that can never be compared One that can never fade away And one that continues to embellish In you I see myself clearly Because you give me a reason to live Living now has a meaning A meaning that words can’t define Simply because I’m in awe of you
Someone asked me, “What makes a good writer? ” Answers vary, but in my opinion: Being a good writer is not about how many big words you use or how intelligent you may sound but it’s about creating a world for your readers. A world your readers can escape into. As a writer, I try to make sure that I am that type of writer. I’m also a book nerd, so I love when other writers create that world for me! Happy Saturday!
My favorite thing about AZ: Sunsets It may be hot 6 months out of the year, but it’s a beautiful state. The two pictures below were taken from my backyard. No filter. Simply flawless.
So… I somehow happen to be stuck in the car for one hour right now (long story), so that gives me time to post something while hubz is driving. This morning, I took some time and went dancing. Dance is another passion of mine apart from books and writing. I think it’s good to step away from writing and get involved in an activity that is completely different. It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you are staring at your computer screen all day. Do some yoga, pilates, or go run. Something. Do something for yourself that will help you relax. […]
So it has indeed been a journey. If you read my post untitled, “My Story to Getting Published”, then this is part two of it. I promised to keep you all updated, so here it is. As most of you know, writing is a very competitive field. Finding a literary agent to manage your writing career, and one who actually believes in you is just as difficult as people say. In my post about the publishing industry, I talked about the process and the different options writers have nowadays (there are many). It all depends on where you see yourself […]
Before you close your eyes tonight, write whatever is on your mind. Write whatever you’re feeling. Let it all out and watch yourself feel relieved.
Slowly fading, slowly aging, the days have turned into months. Slowly pacing, slowly gazing, inside your heart to hear your plea. Slowly dancing, slowly weaving, to get closer to the truth. Slowly aching, slowly longing, to abolish what was once a fantasy…