My Writing Journey

I apologize for not blogging in awhile. One day runs into the next and before you know it, a month has passed.

I need to get better about blogging at least once a week. I have been writing a lot, just not blogging.

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned I’m working on a novel.

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It all began last October when I decided to participate in NanoWriMo without ever writing a piece of fiction in my life. I know it sounds crazy. It was hard, but I felt the most alive.

I am glad I pushed through the fear and took the dive, because I’ve discovered I enjoy writing fiction.

Thus, my focus has been more on my novel and less on blogging.

I began this blog a couple of years ago with the focus on book reviews. I still enjoy writing book reviews, however, recently my reading has been exclusive to research.

I’m learning a great deal about the discipline and art of fiction writing. It’s been an interesting journey to say the least.

I just wanted to take the time to update you, since I didn’t want any of you to think I fell off the map.

There has been so much on my heart I’ve wanted to share. But each time I tried, I would choke up and not write anything at all.

For me, good writing is like eating a gourmet meal and not fast food. I want to be able to write something of substance and quality; and not regurgitate the same ole, same ole.

I want to thank all of you for hanging in there with me as I find my way on this writing journey.

Do you struggle to write when your heart and mind are full? What do you do to push past it?

  • Heather

    When I realize I haven’t blogged in a month, I agonize over what to say. I don’t want to make waves or appear misleading (and certainly not debate something), but I’m also tired of being brushed aside because I’m a “twenty-something who doesn’t know what they’re talking about”. I have so much I want to share with people, but I just don’t know how to say it.

    When my heart is full, I journal my thoughts, fears and desires. When my imagination is bursting with a story to tell, I work on my novel. My writing is a huge part of who I am; and my own thoughts, fears and struggles wind their way into my characters. It’s therapeutic. It’s also very hard.

    • Thank you for taking the time to share your process, Heather. I journal as well. This is such a journey, huh?

    • Hey Pilar! I see I wasn’t up to date on your blog posts, so I checked. How’s the writing going? For me, it’s a big part of who I am too. It’s deeply meditative, refreshing, and yes, hard!!! Tons of excuses not to do it. I write during my commute, using a pad with a pen. Sometimes I take the local train instead of the express, just to give myself more time! I’m working on an article for Tricycle Magazine, as well as a new book. As a workaday person, I find time and sometimes energy to be the biggest factor. So those writing moments are so precious!! Much love to you!

      • That is awesome, Greg. You rock. Those are great ideas, thank you. Hugs to you, buddy. 🙂

  • Pilar – I too struggle with blogging, especially now that my focus is on fiction. I’m participating in Camp NaNoWriMo next month. Never had the courage before, but I’m going for it. Wishing you the best as you work on your novel.

    • Oh that is cool, Joan. All the best to you next month. 🙂