Hi… and thanks for joining me on this journey that’s just begun!
Have you ever felt like your life doesn’t belong to you anymore? Like everything is out of control? Well, that’s how I’ve been feeling lately. And I know there is no one to blame but me.
You see, I think I’ve been doing it wrong all my life. I’ve always loved writing. When I create plots, characters, and the writing flows, that’s when I’m at peace, in perfect harmony with the universe. At least that’s how I feel. So why have I never had my priorities right? I mean, why has writing never been my priority? There’s always been something in the way, something I deemed more important: school, studying, working… even family matters. I would start writing and stop because I had to study for an exam, use all my creative juices to finish a translation or take care of something family related…
Don’t get me wrong, I am the one to blame for letting it happen again and again. But then, I never felt like I could just give up everything else and start writing full-time. Let’s face it, I love writing, but for it to pay the bills, it takes time and a little spark of luck, and I’ve never had enough of the first and… what if I don’t have the latter? Plus, let’s face it, the love of writing doesn’t necessarily make you a good writer. There are so many people around the world who fancy themselves authors, and only a few who see their dream come true.
But from now on, I’m going to try to find a better balance between what I need to do and what I want to do. And maybe I will finally be able to finish writing a story. It would be a nice change. Because right now, if I died, my epitaph would be: “She started writing, then stopped, then started again, then stopped… and never finished writing a story”. Pathetic, isn’t it?
So I had an idea: I would share about my writing progress, the blank page, and other writing issues, and maybe blogging will keep me on track and I will keep on writing. It’s just a thought… What do you think?
PS: Yes, I decided to keep the image and quote… they just go so well with this post!
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton