Real Talk Tuesday: Writing

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Anyone who blogs probably has some amount of passion for writing.  I generally use this blog as a diary / journal.  I have some wonderful blogging buddies, but for the most part I write for myself.  I like to imagine myself, years from now, looking back and reliving a lot of what I write about.  I want to have something that I can show my children and grandchildren some day to provide a little snapshot of what life was like "back in the day."

My relationship with writing goes beyond the blogging world, though.  Most of what I write outside of blogging will probably never see the light of day, but I have always had dreams of someday being published.

I still have the first story I can remember writing.  Old yellowed paper ripped from a notebook and carefully saved in a basketball textured folder that a fourth grade friend let me borrow. It was a story about a little girl who was abducted from her farm by aliens with her friend.  I do not remember how (or if) the story ended but I knew there was a scene where the girl discovers her friend chopped up and being fed to some alien dog.  (I was a pretty morbid child).  As twisted as this story is, I treasure the small stack of papers.  To me, that was the start of a long relationship with writing.

I still love to write.  I wish I could do it more often and I wish I was better at overcoming writers block.  I'm currently working on a story that, in it's earlier form, was started over 10 years ago.

On my 25 in 25 list, I added "Finish at least one of my stories."   Out of everything on my list, I think this is the scariest.  I only really have two I am working on right now and, since one is the aforementioned 10+ year production, it's going to have to be the other.

I have faith in the other story.  I have a story line, characters, and a plot.  The only thing the story is really waiting on is me.  I just need to get my act together and write.  I've had good experience with holding myself accountable via the blog so maybe I could try that?  Keep an account of my progress and have you all yell at me when I'm not doing what I'm supposed to?

We'll see.

ANYWAY, tell us why/what/who/where/when/etc. you write!

Simple Bliss


  1. It's the same for me - I use my blog like a diary, too - and to share my life with friends and family that live far away from me. By now it has become a real passion, I love blogging.
    As a child I wrote short stories, too, but I never wanted to write sth to publish it in the end.
    I'd love to read your story though, I'm sure it's amazing! :)

  2. I wrote stories as a child too and I still have them. It is fun to look at them again. I love the fact that you wrote such a scary story as a child! I am sure it is an awesome story!

  3. I love writing too! I've always been pretty good at it. But I only decided to start blogging a few years ago. 2.5 or so perhaps? I would love to be published too -- but I take it in a different light. I keep track of everything that I write, and put them all into a formatted word document which I then submit as a pdf to voila, instant chronicles of my life. One book per 6 months... and i call them the volumes of my life. one day i'll be able to lend them to my kids, and they can read about everything that really went on in my life. it's pretty cool stuff.