15 Jan 2013

When You Should Be Writing But You're Not

Or a variation of the title: doing everything but write because deep down you have writer's anxiety.

I find that my biggest problem when it comes to writing is that I procrastinate.  I procrastinate a lot, actually.  I open word and stare at my manuscript and smile.  I read and reread parts that I'm unsure of and then I open up chrome and begin to do research.

Researching what, exactly?  Well, everything that is anything about writing.  Because why write when I could be learning the ins and out of the industry?  Why just sit down and write when I could ogle tumblr for visual inspiration?  Why write when I could search for songs to listen to while I write?

While I write?  When do iIwrite?

I really need to stop being so worried about how well I'm writing or whether or not my story is up to par.  I need to stop second guessing myself and just put my fingers to the keyboard.  Because in the time that I've been writing this blog post, I could have been writing.

11 Jan 2013

First Post (Again)

Hello!  This being my first post, I thought I'd share a little secret:

This isn't actually my first blogger post of all time.  To be honest, I first joined blogger back in 2006, when I was fourteen.

Fourteen years old.

Okay, so I technically haven't posted anything to my old blog since 2009, but it's still pretty crazy that six years have passed, no?

I was never a quality blogger (there's no fooling myself there), but for those wonderful three years, I had a great outlet in writing my every thought online.  Which makes me wonder: why did I ever stop?  What happened in my life to make me leave blogging behind?

Wait.  Tumblr is considered blogging, right?  Right.  Then I do still blog.  But instead of writing my thoughts, I represent them in form of images.  My tastes, my emotions - I see them in whatever I reblog.  Of course, that still doesn't explain the switch from writing to visual blogging.  I guess me being here now is my way of rectifying this lack of written thought?

I hope I can keep it up!  I'd really like to document the process of writing my novel.