Except for writing up a few blog posts, I’ve taken a break from NaNo writing today. I went outside for the first time in forever, capturing some pretty awesome pictures of life, if I do say so myself, and enjoying the perfect spring air. It’s been so long since I’ve been able to roam outside barefoot, the rain of the past week has made the grass soft, clean and the dirt soft, succulent, the perfect amount of soggy and dry. Whew, that was a long sentence, I apologise.
It was a breath of fresh air, literally, after being trapped inside with only my thoughts and my mounting, invisible failures to draw on. It’s not like I go outside that often when it’s not raining, never mind what my Instagram depicts, but there’s something about knowing you can’t go outside. It zaps the life out of your writing, your art, everything. This post is the most constructive I’ve been all week, it’s refreshing.
In a writing and editing update post I talked about how I’m breaking up my poetry book Breathe into three separate books. I didn’t go into much detail, I only mentioned (I think) that it would be released in March.
Now, I have a bit more time to go into why I’m doing this and what the message is behind these poetry books.
It’s always a joy to be nominated in a tag and I love the unique idea of being able to change the questions every time around, so thank you Rad Girl!
- Give nominees 11 questions to answer.
- Tag 11 people.
- Answer the 11 questions.
- Thank the person who nominated you.
I’m writing actively again!
In a previous post, I talked about life and writing. The post was riddled with self doubt, sadness, and writer’s block. Now two weeks later I’ve got a new writing project under way, and dearly loved, while I’m taking a break from regular writing stuff.
Happy International Women’s Day!
I just have a few quick words to say.
Ladies, your worth is not based on other people and their opinions of you.
Ladies, your worth is not based on how many followers you have or likes your photos get.
This has been posted on my website, writing blog and tumblr.
A lot has been going on for me lately; personally, academically, online and mentally.
Those of you who know me from Wattpad know that I posted a new short story collection on Wattpad, then took it down two days later. You may have also noticed that I also took down almost the rest of my stories leaving two still posted. You also realize that on March 1rst I was supposed to reveal the chapter of my NaNoWriMo novel: We Fall Down, it didn’t happened.
Disclaimer: Some parts of this post are cross posted both here, on my writing blog, and on my tumblr. Self love is different for every person, just as it will be for each of your characters. This is a brief post, as such I am brief in my descriptions and reasoning. I may expand at a later point. There are also two kind-of-almost swear words in here, so…
I often see self love romanticized and of all the things writers tend to romanticize, this one upsets me the most because it can make people who struggle with self love feel worse. It’s damaging and harmful to your audience, in this case I recommend you do valiant research if you don’t struggle with or understand self love.