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Watch Out, World!

The semester is over! Drum roll, please…..

I received an A in Creative Writing and a B in English Lit! I thoroughly enjoyed these two classes. I learned quite a bit!

Now I am going to take what I’ve learned and apply it with the hopes of writing my first book.

I had Chinese the other day and here was my fortune: “The world will soon be ready to receive your talents.” I found it so fitting, LOL. I sent it to my sister who text me back one word: “BOOK”

It is time I stop hiding behind my insecurity and negative thoughts and finally go after a dream I’ve had since I was a little girl.

I also think I know where my strength lies…and it’s with poetry. So that is what I’m going to start working on…a book of poetry.

How have you all been? It’s been awhile! What are you all working on? What dreams are you chasing?

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Finding That Inspiration

As I embark on this new writing journey I have come across some quotes that I really want to share with you all!

Instead of waiting for inspiration to start writing, start writing to find inspiration

Robert Lee Brewer

I struggle with finding inspiration. This quote really opened my eyes. Just start writing…the inspiration will come.

To be a writer means to take risks, putting yourself and your ideas out on a limb, making yourself vulnerable to criticism, maybe even ridicule

Fred White

Writing for anyone other than yourself can really make you vulnerable. I have this fear sometimes that my writing isn’t good enough, isn’t worth being read. But to GROW as a writer, I must be willing to take that risk!

I want to make other readers feel how I feel when I read certain books but how do I do that if I haven’t made time for reading in my daily life the same way I’m trying to with writing?

Michael Woodson
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Karen Kingsbury is hands down my favorite author of all time. When I read her books I am captivated from the opening line to the ending line. She has a way with words that I can hope to be able to write one day…

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Inspiration

Finding inspiration can be hard sometimes. Maybe it’s hard because we look in all the wrong places. We search and search only to come up empty handed.

For me, finding inspiration to write can be so difficult. As a writer who is not only ADHD but bipolar as well, finding the words can be, well, tough. I get distracted…I lose focus…the brain fog sets in and words just won’t come.

These past couple of weeks I’ve been writing…and writing…and well, I’ve been writing. However, I can’t seem to write meaningful words.

My creative writing class starts January 10. I’m looking forward to getting the creative juices flowing again.

Through this class I hope to find that inspiration again. Because the Lord gave me this talent and I am not going to waste it. Not anymore.

A little excerpt from what I wrote today:

I’ve lost my way. And I think that is why I’ve lost the words. In order to find the right words, I need to find my way back to God. Finding my way back to God is the answer. Finding my way back into His loving arms is what I need to do before I can even think about writing. 

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Consistently Inconsistent.

I’m so consistently inconsistent. Especially with my writing. On here, in my journals…I can go weeks without even writing a sentence….

….then something changes….

I’ll jump back in… but then I struggle. Again. The words just won’t come. Brain fog hits and I suppose that’s why I fall back out of writing. I get discouraged.

I want to write. I want to write!!!

I came across some quotes to help writers…

If there is a book that you want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then YOU must write it

Toni Morrison

Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.

Louis L’Amour

One day I will find the right words and they will be simple.

Jack Kerouac

You fail only if you stop writing

Ray Bradbury

And my favorite?

Creative Writing is like a muscle: Use it or lose it.

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I need to exercise my creative writing muscle. 🙂

I have signed up for two English classes at my local community college. They are online classes so that I don’t have to change my schedule at work.

Creative Writing and Introduction to English Literature. Classes start January 10. I’m really looking forward to learning more about writing creatively.