5 Writing Confessions

Because where else can I confess?

  1. I don’t write every day. Does anyone?
  2. I don’t feel like writing all the time. That wouldn’t be very healthy.
  3. I don’t always follow my own writing advice. So take everything you read on this blog with a grain of salt.
  4. I don’t agree with every bit of feedback I’ve been given. Especially when it comes from someone who hasn’t picked up a book in eight years.
  5. As much as I love writing, it is not my first love or my last. Reading came before it and blogging happened after.

15 thoughts on “5 Writing Confessions

  1. hmmm… let me see… I actually do write every day. But sometimes it is just in my journal, which I actually use 750words.com, and I love it! I don’t feel like writing all the time either, but I really do try to write, because it helps me improve. *Laughs* does anyone always follow their own advise in anything? I try, but I know that I don’t always do so. I don’t agree with every bit either, the story, well… they seem to have a life of their own, and sometimes… other people just don’t know the characters, the life of the story like I do, so they will have to deal with the story the way it is supposed to be written. And lastly, writing is not my first love either, to be perfectly honest, I actually don’t particularly like to write, but I love what comes of the writing. Sides… I live for books and reading, and some day, I would love to offer another the escape that reading gave me in some of the worst times in my life.


    1. Oh, that’s great. I feel like it’s a little too easy to neglect writing. Mhm although I justify reading rather than writing for improvement and inspiration purposes as well. Maybe. Exactly. Haha I like having written and admiring the work after it’s complete. Well said. I’m sure you’ll be able to offer that to someone.

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      1. I totally agree, reading does help improve ones writing, and I think if one is to call oneself a writer, they really needs must read!
        And yes, I think that at some point I will be able to offer that to someone… I know that any who have read my works thus far like them… so that is something.


  2. Great points and questions. I do write every day–first thing after breakfast while I’m still alert and it’s fairly quiet in the house. At least 500 words a day–sometimes in my journal, sometimes for the blog. It helps me not wait for inspiration! For me, anyway, inspiration often comes because what I write isn’t what I thought I would write. Like today, for example. I thought I had a blog post in my head, but it morphed into something else as I wrote. So I went with it. Having said that (about writing coming first), I always feel this tug of war about reading. I love love love to read. Not nonstop, but regularly, from at least 3 or 4 different kinds of books. So I use that as a kind of treat after I’ve written (not as much fun when I begin the process). I’m having to learn to balance all of it, including time off to do other ‘mindless’ stuff, or things I really enjoy like taking long walks or playing the piano just for me.

    I don’t know how much I’ve written already, thanks to this unforgiving new slit of space they allow for comments! Back to your questions. Since I don’t give advice about writing, I’m absolved of having to follow my own advice! 🙂



    1. Thank you. Oh, now I feel bad for not writing on some days. But it’s probably more like I don’t write as much as I would like to. I agree with you. Inspiration hits me the hardest when I’m writing. The war never ends. I want to read more, but I can’t give up writing and blogging. True. There’s a lot to balance, but it’s manageable.
      Aha you’ve written quite a bit for a comment. Looks like a big paragraph on my phone. 😉 You’re very smart. I should start doing that too.

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  3. These are all valid confessions. I usually get a burst of inspiration when I can’t write; like, when I’m at work or am on vacation and don’t have access to a computer or anything.


      1. The shower is a great place! I had a story idea a few weeks ago and had no idea what to do with it. The other night while I was in the shower the idea somehow expanded in my head and I wrote a long summary of it as soon as I got out of the shower.


      2. Lol, good point! One time my sister came into our room with the towel still wrapped around her and she sat on her bed to write down a new idea before she forgot it.


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