Remember that one time that you spent all weekend in bed? Maybe not, unless you were sick. but maybe you spent it in bed reading your favorite book, or a catching up on a series you love. Maybe you spent it cuddling with that special someone.
Don’t leave me now. Just because that someone isn’t here anymore doesn’t mean that that memory doesn’t have all the warmth that was there that day. That memory is perfect.
Do you remember that weekend you went hiking? Bungee jumping? Snow Shoeing?
Do you remember the last craft you completed? Did you give it to someone? Is it hanging in your house?
What is the first good memory you can recall? What will be the next?
Make some memories this week. Share in the comments if you like.
I read Stephen King’s memoir, On Writing, years ago. It is the only thing I have ever read of King’s, as his books just don’t really sound like my style. Truthfully, even though I loved this book and thought it offered a lot of great advice to writers, I never actually finished it. I remember reading the majority of it on a plane. I marveled at the great advice and felt really inspired, and then never picked it up again. Eventually I returned it to the friend who had lent it to me.
This didn’t keep me from loving the concept of this book and recommending it to every writer I know. A professor of mine even added it to one of her class reading lists because of the suggestions of a few of us in the class.
Today, while scouring the web for resources for a work article, I stumbled upon this infographic. It sums up the most important parts of the book in a quick, easy-to-read format. All the motivation, none of the slog. I still recommend reading the book, as it gives you a lot of insight into King’s journey as a writer, and the sacrifices it takes to (possibly) make it big in the writing industry. If your “to-read” list is already quite long and daunting though, the infographic is enough for now. Read the rest of this entry
So I titled my first post “The End” and then I didn’t really explain why.
I am beginning this blog in order to end my existence as a wannabe writer. I want to stop putting things off just because I have time to do so. I have this issue where I am afraid to do the things I love, probably fearing failure. I know I can’t get anywhere if I don’t work on my passions, but instead of practicing my guitar or putting my story ideas to paper, I waste my time watching TV or staring at my computer.
By maintaining this blog, I hope to end my time as a slacker. Let’s see if I can make it happen.