One of the major reasons I created this blog was to get over my writers block. I wanted to write regularly to get back into the habit. Once I did this, I reasoned, I’d be bitten by the writing bug again. To be honest, the want to write has never gone away. Life got in the way for a while and when I was in a position to write again, I found that I had writers block.
I took short creative writing class at the local adult education centre which was great. I sculpted a story, some wonderful characters….then didn’t go to the final class where we had to read out our story. I chickened out. I was too afraid to share my story! I’m smiling at the irony of this as I type it…a writer is too afraid to tell her story!
I sincerely believed that I would be engaged in a writing profession from an early age. I planned on a career in journalism and that I’d write novels in my spare time. I was always sensitive about my work and whether people would like it but it was the kind of thing that I wanted to read. I had a story to tell. I didn’t just have a story to tell. I had dozens of stories in my head, buzzing around, vying for attention. I had to keep a notebook with me so that I didn’t lose track of all those ideas.
I don’t know what happened to that notebook…
It’s funny how life turns out though isn’t it? I didn’t become a journalist and I no longer write. I used to miss it but I became used to it. Sometimes I’d read a fantastic book and long to sculpt a story like that but I didn’t know how to write anymore…I’m still not sure I do.
I’ve been dabbling at it over the last few years, writing up the Roleplay sessions that I have with friends, developing the character that I developed until he or she became a living breathing thing. Remind me to tell you the story of Rupert Lloyd Foxe one day!!
I think the time has come to get back in the saddle.
I’ve discovered a website called Creative Writing Ink. They have a prompt section on their website where they publish a picture and you write a story around that picture in your blog and post it to their site.
It will be a big thing for me to have people read what I’ve written but I think that’s the next step for me!