Personal Reflection · Writing

A Life Decision

I have come to the decision that I want to spend the rest of my life reading, writing, blogging, editing, revising, etc. I don’t want to just pursue writing as a hobby or for fun. I’m serious about it. So serious in fact that I want to study writing and English in post-secondary. Serious enough to go after a career in this industry.

You think I’m crazy, right? Crazy enough to follow my dreams, to listen to my heart, to do something I love?

Then yes, I am crazy.

Writing

Things Non-Writers Should Never Call A Writer

Stupid

Unless the meaning of stupid has changed in the last, oh I don’t know, two seconds. Otherwise, someone might need to invest in a dictionary.

Conceited

Writers are the least arrogant, condescending, narcissistic people in the entire world. Scratch that, make it the whole solar system.

Lazy

I’d like to see others wake up at 5 in the morning to write for an hour or two. How about staying up past midnight revising a chapter or ten?

Writing

I Love Being In The Writing Zone

Just a warning though, don’t bother or distract me when I am in the zone.

In any case, have a wonderfully productive weekend writing. I’m just realizing how awkward that previous sentence sounded. Also, while I was in the zone I found out I used the word “that” about 8 times in less than 800 words. Yes, I have “that” problem. See what I did there? *Wink* I won’t bother to correct my badly structured sentence or rewrite my blog post without using that. I’m in the writing zone right now, not the editing/revising zone.

Blogging

Before You Become A Blogger—A Pledge

  1. I promise to stay patient.
  2. I promise to persist despite any difficulties.
  3. I promise to persevere through tough or tumultuous times.
  4. I swear I will never take myself too seriously.
  5. I swear I will never take what anyone says personally.
  6. I swear I will never take from others without giving back mutually. 
  7. I pledge to respect myself.
  8. I pledge to respect this community.
  9. I pledge to respect the blogging industry.
  10. I vow to never make excuses about blogging (or lack thereof), for any reason, no matter how valid. 
  11. I vow to never complain about trivial matters such as likes (or lack of), followers (or lack of), re-blogs (or lack of).
  12. I vow to never stop blogging, writing, editing, revising, reading, communicating, interacting, posting, publishing, and anything that makes a blogger a blogger.