It took me many years to start writing again. I’m quite shy, though I’m beginning to understand that it’s a prerequisite for writers ;)
I’ve been living in the shadows most of my years on Earth, hiding behind school work, academia, or burying myself in work in any way I can in order to shut off this need, this desire to write, to create something that isn’t real. In the last 2 years, I’ve been creating non-stop, and I noticed that I work even harder to try to block these from coming, so that I can concentrate on my work. Finally, about 6 months ago a story just wrote itself and began pounding violently to get out and see the world. I caved. I jumped on my laptop and did not stop typing until it was all out on paper. After a few revisions and with much hesitation I showed it to a few friends, who either seemed to like it or at least pretended to. Since then, stories have been pouring out of me. I write non stop and I don’t want to stop, I like creating something magical and exciting.I noticed, however, that I am extremely limited by my fear of the unknown, i.e., where should I go next? how to find a publisher? is it something I am ready to share with the world? and basically, being my silly self, lol.
This blog has several purposes. One is to get some feedback and information about where to go from here. Another, is possibly to gain some support in this exciting and terrifying process. Finally, I’m sure that I’m not the only one who is new to writing but has long dreamed of it, so I hope that this blog will be helpful to others trying to write.
I welcome all comments, feedback, encouragement and critique and will keep you updated on my process.