I have taken the summer off from school to submerge myself into my writing. So I can rewrite the novel I wrote last year... and so that I can continue on the projects that I'm already working on. Yet, I feel pressured, non-content, angry, defeated. My characters have abandoned me, and my drive has dissolved. So, here I am, at the mercy of my blog, trying to find some form of motivation. I contemplated starting a new blog - quickly realized that the time to get it set up could be better used writing. I sat, stared at the blank screen, and contemplated writing about my two dogs, possibly even giving them their own blog. It's a thought - but do I really want to spend my writing time, speaking for my pets? Some days, maybe... right now.. no! So, my promise to myself is to write - to write every day regardless of how self-defeated I feel. Today is day 1!
As a child, I would scribble on notebook paper pretending to be writing stories. I could not read at that point, but I was persistent at making sure that others would listen to the words that I claimed I had written. I chose books that allowed for me to get lost within the twisting drama and drawn out love stories. I would pretend that I was the main character, reacting in shock if she was in shock, and devastated if she was devastated. Now I write, creating my own adventures, and breathing life into characters that have been inside of me for a long time. The passion that I feel with each word that I write can only be described through the characters I write about. I am a fly by the seat of your pants kind of writer. Most of the time I do not know what the character will be doing until he or she is doing it. It keeps it interesting, and allows me to live life right beside them. If I never become a published writer, I will always have my characters and for me that is the write life!