Have you ever thought you were fighting your true character, that you were keeping a very real part of yourself back?
It wasn’t until recently that I realised how important the creative side of my life has been. All through high school I played music: violin, viola, ‘cello, bagpipes, plus impromptu lessons from friends on trumpet, flute, French horn, bassoon, and double-bass. Later on I tried a little highland dancing, and now of course, my writing. Creating has filled me with joy, but I didn’t consciously acknowledge it for a long time as I had other things that took priority. I always thought of myself as a practical person and I love routine. I hear a lot of writers say they struggle with routine, but it’s something I love and rely on. Which is why I’m going to fight it—or try to, anyway!
At the beginning of this year I decided I wanted to wing things a bit more, and particularly with my blog. So I post quotes on Monday, Word on Wednesday on…well, it’s obvious when, and a blog post of Friday. Yeah, that’s winging it and acting on impulse! Not.
Why the determination to change? I don’t know that I want to change, but I’m bored with the routine. It’s become stale. Right now the organising, routine lover in me is saying “but, but, but…it won’t be right” and I guess that’s why I’m going to fight it for a while. I’m let the creative side come to the fore—here anyway, not at work—and see what happens!
So brace yourself! Actually no, you don’t have to, it’s won’t be that bad. Just different.
What's it about?
It's about words and my life as a writer. There are also tips for those starting their writing journey, with a focus on self-publishing, and encouragement all round.