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Sharing My Unedited Writing Experiences & Life Experiences.

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January 17, 2016

WRITE THE DAMN BOOK!

Recently I’ve been getting this question a lot:

“How were you able to write a book? Isn’t it hard? Doesn’t it take up time? Aren’t you worried about what people will think about it?”

Okay… that is more than one question but the answer is the same for all of them – Yes.

Yes, it was hard. Yes, it does take up time. Yes, I’m worried about what people think.

But, I was able to write a book because I wanted to write a book. I wanted this story to be out there. I wanted people to read it despite what criticism I may get from it. I wanted Liora to be enjoyed by people. I wanted people to laugh at Caldor’s antics. I wanted to write because I wanted to write.

For too long have I spent looking over my written work going, “Well that’s done.” Putting it in the drawer or into a file never to see the light of day again.

This story didn’t let that happen. This story kept me up at night wanting to be shared. It was hard to write because I wanted my story’s characters to be right. It took up time because I wanted everything to read smoothly. I’m worry about what people think because I’ve put so much hard-work/ time into this project in hopes of not seeing it flop.

I couldn’t leave the book in my desk – that would have been wrong. My characters’ deserve better than that. That’s why I wrote my book and that’s why I’m writing the second one. Not for me but for my readers and for my characters who both deserve to have this story written. 🙂

30 Day Writing Challenge: Day 17 – Zodiac

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Does Your Zodiac Sign Describe You

First thing’s first, I don’t listen to my Zodiac sign because they are written so general that anyone can find something that works for them in any sign. So, before even reading I would say – yes, my sign PISCES describes me but so do the other 11 signs.

But this is the challenge for today – so lets do this thing:

Strengths: Compassionate, artistic, intuitive, gentle, wise, musical

Weaknesses: Fearful, overly trusting, sad, desire to escape reality, can be a victim or a martyr

Pisces likes: Being alone, sleeping, music, romance, visual media, swimming, spiritual themes

Pisces dislikes: Know-it-all, being criticized, the past coming back to haunt, cruelty of any kind

Pisces are very friendly, so they often find themselves in a company of very different people. Pisces are selfless, they are always willing to help others, without hoping to get anything back.

Pisces is a Water sign and as such this zodiac sign is characterized by empathy and expressed emotional capacity.

Their ruling planet is Neptune, so Pisces are more intuitive than others and have an artistic talent. Neptune is connected to music, so Pisces reveal music preferences in the earliest stages of life. They are generous, compassionate and extremely faithful and caring.

People born under the Pisces sign have an intuitive understanding of the life cycle and thus achieve the best emotional relationship with other beings.

Pisces-born are known by their wisdom, but under the influence of Uranus, Pisces sometimes can take the role of a martyr, in order to catch the attention. Pisces are never judgmental and always forgiving. They are also known to be most tolerant of all the zodiac signs.

Now, that is a long section to read and I didn’t write it. You can find more information about your sign are the link the above is linked to. 🙂

IN CONCLUSION:

I’m apparently an artist, empath, friend, and introvert.

This is me. I’m a writer, a form of artist that paints with words. I’m empathic – always trying to cheer people up or sometimes matching peoples emotions I’m around. Friendly, I can be although I would rather be alone which goes with being an introvert.

I love listening to music of any kind, but I am in no way talented in music. It says I’m too quick to trust… which I disagree with. Maybe when I was younger I was but as I’ve gotten old I find trusting people has become harder.

So, yes, this sign is me although there are parts that are not… it all depends on if you want to believe in this sort of thing or not. I just think it’s best not to put stock into something that sounds so generalized and not to live your life letting it control your choices. 🙂

Every Writer Has Trouble

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Every writer has trouble writing.

We over think. We over plan. We over analyze. We over compare. We over doubt.

We can write, that isn’t the problem but it’s the other things that lead to us putting words down on the page that’s the problem. We get an idea and instead of just going with the idea we start thinking about what led to the idea – where will this idea go? We compare this idea with other ideas out there. We look into the world around us for how this idea would work in a story.

Writing words isn’t the problem. It is everything else.

If a writer just wrote the first thing that came to mind and ignored the world around them or the problems their brain is telling them to pay attention to, we would have a lot more writers out there. We would have a lot of those untold stories now sitting on shelves.

At least, that’s what I find my problem is with writing. When I’m writing something I always have things going on in my head. My brain is always asking if this is right, maybe Google that, or maybe you’re writing wrong.

What is writing wrong? Sure, bad grammar and poor sentence structure is a given… but if the story is being told and the readership is there can you really say that book is written wrong. Everyone has their own voice, their own style. Heck, I know my way of writing isn’t conventional. I know in my writing there is a lot of telling and very little showing, but my readership knows and enjoys that.

Yet, even though we know we all have a writing style as unique as us, we compare ourselves. We look for ways to improve – to change. Sometimes these can be good. Sometimes these changes can lead to our true writing voice, but sometimes we can get overwhelmed.

Improving writing style, changing it is fine… but don’t change it if you feel like your writing suits you. Write for you because if you don’t love what you’re writing, your readers won’t love reading it.

So, yeah, every writer I know has trouble writing because we writers are just to darn hard on ourselves. We’ve got to learn to be happy with ourselves.

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