Creative Writing

Heart And Mind | A Poem

My heart pumps

My mind races

There’s still time

No one’s watching

They don’t care

But some girl does

That’s enough except

My mind slips

My heart sinks

Personal Reflection

Don’t Listen To Lies

Listen to your head.

Listen to your heart.

Listen to your body.

Your head lies. Your heart lies. But your body won’t. It’s straight and true when nothing else is. 

Your body knows best. 

Blogging · Personal Reflection

December 2015: What I Love

Going back through some of my posts from this year and picking out one I’m particularly fond of.

So this happened…

I clicked on “How You Know You Are A Writer“, made some edits to it, then updated the post. But I forgot that it would be publicized on all my social media accounts—again.

Of course, when I realized my mistake people already noticed before me.  My Tumblr followers decided to like and reblog it. Rachel even retweeted it.

So rather than cover it up by deleting my mistake and pretending like it never happened, I’m doing the exact opposite. I’m owning up to my mistake. That’s a first for me.

Let this be known:

I’m human.

I wasn’t originally going to pick “How You Know You Are A Writer“, but then I got careless.

I won’t ask you to guess the post I was thinking of because that’d be cruel.

I’m flawed, but I have a heart.

Reading

The Advantages Of Buying Books

Below are some of the advantages of buying books instead of borrowing or stealing them. I hope you don’t do the latter.

Condition

New and unused beats second-hand or hundred-hand. I made that up.

Smell 

What? Don’t tell me you’ve never sniffed a book. This will determine if we can be friends or not.

Possession  

You can do whatever you want with something that’s yours. Read it. Donate it. Eat it.

Grow your library 

Not satisfied with being good to yourself? You’re also going to…

Support the industry

Bless your heart and soul.

I could think of more if I tried. But I’m not going to try.

Purchasing books is the best thing ever. I don’t care what anyone else says.

Feel free to add to this list in the comments section below. Or, you know, add to my list in your head. That works too.

I wrote about the disadvantages in yesterday’s post.

Happy reading!

Creative Writing

No Place

I am nothing anymore

Inside your heart without a soul

No place to be

No place to seek peace

I am no one anymore

Outside your heart without a soul

No place to go

No place to call home

Creative Writing

Fix Myself

There’s no surgery in this world

That could fix my heart

That could mend me together

There’s no medication in this universe

That could heal my scars

That could stop me from breaking apart

Blogging · Writing

When Writing Hurts

I love writing. For the most part, writing is the best and most wonderful thing to ever happen to me.

I enjoy the act of putting words to paper. I do. But sometimes, writing isn’t pleasurable.

Some days, it isn’t enjoyable.

Writing can hurt. Writing can be painful. And not in the literal sense. Not even in the oh-I-don’t-know-what-to-say-next sense.

Writing hurts when you know what to say but you can’t bear to say it out loud or in this case, to write it down.

For me, it’s the fear. The fear that putting those words on paper will make it true. Even if I know deep down, those words were always true to begin with.

Writing the truth is harder than it seems. Not always. But every now and then, the truth is too difficult to write about. And when the truth is too much for me to handle, I blog. Because I know someone, somewhere will read this post and go, “YEAH! I can agree with that.” Or, “What she says make sense.” Maybe even, “I can relate to how she is feeling.” Even if that one reader doesn’t leave a comment acknowledging that fact, I can feel it in my heart. All it takes is one person. If I can change one person’s life, even if it’s just a tiny bit, I know I am doing something right.

Writing

30 Questions To Ask Yourself During NaNoWriMo-Day 18

Is it just me or does it feel like something big is going to happen today? Regardless, we have reached day 18.

Question #18

Is your story making you cry yet? 

Your piece needs to evoke emotions from your readers. It doesn’t matter if you make them laugh, cry or shriek. What matters is you make them feel something when they are reading your story.

The best way to test that?

Check to see that your work has an effect on your mood. Does your novel make you excited and elated? Is there a scene that is depressing and gloomy? Do you feel shocked and scared for the next chapter? Frustrated and angered at the antagonist?

Because if you aren’t feeling anything, your readers surely won’t either.

Whatever you do, whatever you write, make your readers care. And the only way they’ll care is to ensure they are invested in your characters, your plot, your story.

Writers, continue tugging on people’s heart strings.

Here’s another question: are you thinking ahead?