I honestly cannot believe it's been about two years since my last post on this site. The sad thing is, I truly haven't written my little heart out in two years either....
I don't know why, but at the same time, I do. Life happened.
Writing my 70 page thesis.
Graduating Graduate School.
Working at a new school for the past few years.
Teaching in general - very time consuming.
And what follows those deaths...
I feel as though I had a dry spell for a very long time.
But just like a princess in a fairytale story: I woke up.
I have a librarian at the school I work at who knows my love for writing. The other day she gave me a book to inspire creative writing. So thoughtful, I thought. And then I looked at it. It was written by the same author as Ella Enchanted, which if you know anything about me, you'll know that was my favorite first book I ever read.
But maybe it was a konk to the head to WAKE UP. To get back into what I love doing. I realized, what am I waiting for?
I am getting older by the day.
The past few days I've been doing free-writing again to get myself back into my passion. I'm even reading the Unfortunate Events book series by Lemony Snicket (I like that Gothic Romance theme).
I actually have some fun ideas. I decided instead of writing to be "published," I'm going to write for me. We lose that childish creativity we once had, I once had. But I want some of it back. I know not all of it will return because now we know fear, fear of failure, fear of judgement, etc. So that's why I decided I need to fall in love with writing again. It's not as if I fell out of love with it, but I let life consume me.
We only get one life, and I intend to do what I can while I'm here. I've always wanted to change other's lives. I do everyday through teaching, but I wanted to inspire through writing.
And that's what I intend to do.
My writing goal is going to start in November. I decided, as hard as it is, I'm going to enter in the National Novel Writing Month again! I have about a week, so for the next week, I'm going to be free-writing and journal keeping like crazy. I want to grasp as many ideas as possible. And then I'm going to write.
I decided, which is so different for me, that I want to write a Middle School age novel, or younger. I want to story tell like Roald Dahl always did. And so many other author's do.
It's going to be a challenge, but I'm ready.
I wonder if anyone will even see this post. I sure hope so! I miss talking to you all. And it would be lovely to have writing buddies / supporters again.
I hope to hear from some of you.