National Novel Writing Month starts today. Once again, I briefly thought about joining in but I already knew I wasn't going to participate the moment I considered it. I know there are those who fanatically follow this wild race to 50,000 words, but I can't seem to push myself in that way. Granted, I'm all… Continue reading NanoWriMo
Sometimes I don't like to write and I do it anyway. I struggle to write and I try to fill the pages of my journal and I hate myself. Why am I doing this when I don't want to write? Every word I put down feels insincere, an extraction with nothing to numb the process.… Continue reading Difference of Being.
It's hard to write about the grief you hold. It consumes you and makes you silent, often. "I will be there for you, if you need it," people tell you. "I can do anything you want, if you so desire. Just give me a call, and it will be done." But do they really mean… Continue reading The Grief in Art.
What motivates you to write? To be honest, I don't quite know. When I was a wee lass, I wrote because I enjoyed it. These days, I write because it's the only thing I'm good at and I'm not quite ready to give it up. Not to mention that there are people out there who… Continue reading Writing Down My Motivation.
This month marks five years in my journey in my blog. Five years is a long time to stay in one Internet niche and I'm happy to have made it this far, especially when one starts a blog without any kind of idea about what to write in it. In 2012, I was feeling rather… Continue reading Ordinary Travels is Five Years Old.
Not all writing's the same. What someone would write for a creative writing class wouldn't be the same for journalism. If someone's trained to write a certain way, it's hard to switch over to another style of writing. This has been my observation, anyway. I've been reading The Silence of the Lambs for about a… Continue reading The Writing Style.
I don't always have something to say, and that's okay. We get caught up in the pursuit of goals and ambitions that we forget that it's okay to take a step back and breathe. Sometimes good things happen in the restful moments between ideas, thoughts, and progress. I once read a post about why the… Continue reading It’s Okay to Rest.