Writing

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.

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    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.

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  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! 🙂

    Elouise

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    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.

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      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.

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      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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