January 26, 2015
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A renewed vigour

It's Monday and I really should be recapping my weekend but since nothing really special happened this weekend it will probably take two lines to do so. Case in point - On Saturday I spent the day with the parents (love them) and on Sunday I did work (what's new) and spent the rest of the day washing, drying, steaming and twisting the locs ... it takes hourssssssssss of my life.


But like I said, it was uneventful so I decided to ramble today. 

I rarely ever come on my blog and just write. Write for writing sake. You know? That a bloody shame because isn't that the purpose of the blog? Well its how I intended it anyway, but we all know finding a blogging purpose can be a little difficult. Post for another day. This post is about me writing.


I've always written. Since I was a child, I've written. Countless short stories and poems have seen the trash can and countless more are stored for future use. I excelled in writing in school and before I studied law I did an English degree (English and History double major if we're being technical). I was convinced I would be a writer one day. A dream I still cling to with every fibre of my being. I love writing, but for a minute there I hit a slump. The slump was called 2014 and while I'm not even going to revisit all the reasons 2014 sucked, I will say the loss of a family member and a long term relationship will suck the life right out of you.

For the longest time, I would look at the page and just not write. Or I would have no focus to do so as my brain would be all over the place. As it is sometimes. I must also factor in the fact that I have a full time job and I'm doing my masters, both of which take up way too much of my free time. For a moment there, I shuddered to even say I write because I couldn't actually ... write.


That quote right there ... a true story. I had to realize that it was ok to have some downtime, but it was time to pick myself back up ... yanno ... if I actually want that publishes author dream to be a reality. On my trip to Australia in September/October, I found a little time to write and a little renewed purpose. And today that drive is bigger than anything and I thought I would put it out there on the blog as a reminder if you will.

I intend for my first baby, which I began writing a few years to be born this year... or at least it will finish cooking (longest pregnancy evah). I need to keep myself accountable though so I will be writing more about it. Not too much because ... real talk ... writing about writing is weird and I know its probably a snoozefest for many of you reading. But I am so pumped I just had to shout it out loud write it.

That's it. That's all I had to say ... I have a renewed vigour to complete what I began. A novel. And complete I shall.

If you read this ramble ... kudos... if you just looked at my first pic ... yes my hair is long. Either way, I hope you had a great weekend :D


Have a great Monday!!!
               

20 comments:

  1. I'm with you, I started this blog because I love to write but lord help me I can never find the time to be poetic or literary enough to just write. So exciting that you are writing a book! I think that is what you are saying right?! Can't wait to hear more about it!

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  2. Working on a weekend should be illegal. Glad you are feeling renewed about writing and finishing your

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  3. Ha, what a great quote about writing and SO TRUE! Good luck working on your novel!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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  4. I love writing as well! It can definitely be hard to find time and inspiration though! I have all of these ideas, but all I seem to write on the blog are really surface things like recaps and stuff. Eventually I want my blog to be a place for both, but I have to figure out how to get there!

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  5. I love writing too & feel like I don't do it nearly as much as I used to. I used to write poems & songs, I'd write letters whenever I was feeling upset and/or heartbroken, my blog started out as me just writing to write. None of that happens anymore really. I'm glad you are feeling better about writing again. I'm thinking about getting that 642 things to write about to jump start my mojo again.

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  6. My boyfriend wants to teach me how to twist his locs in order to save money. I think we are going to try it on Wednesday. Any tips? He helped color my hair so it is only fair. :)

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  7. Writing about writing is really weird. I hope you keep pushing on your book though!

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  8. wow, your hair IS crazy long!
    I love to write but I'm not good at it - and it's not a snoozefest, so you write all you want! can't wait to learn more about your baby ;)
    meanwhile i love that you spelled it fibre! happy face.

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  9. I love writing too. My goal is to get a book published--I do have one self-published already.

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  10. Good luck on your book! I love the post!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  11. I'm on the wait list for your future book, just FYI ;) All of that gorgeous hair is worth the work. Want!

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  12. YAY! This is exciting news!!!! And that quote is spot on: I have never heard of ONE writer who has said they never had trouble writing.

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  13. Yes!!!! Can't wait to read all those glorious and smart words floating around in there! Men have no idea how long it takes us to look this good right? ;-)

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  14. We've discussed this: writing is hell sometimes (read: a lot of the time). But I'm so happy your feeling renewed in this vein because the world needs your story (as cliche as that may be). I'm looking forward to reading it that's for sure.
    I use to think writing about writing is weird, but strangely, it feels right? idk lol

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  15. inspiration and desire come in waves. it's great when you can catch it at the right time.

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  16. DO EEEEEET!! there's a blogger who decided to write a novel and it got published! i think she's on her 2nd book now SO YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

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  17. And you're so right, it's okay to have downtime. It helps you regroup so that you do have something to write about. Loving your photos.

    Kay of Pure & Complex
    www.purecomplex.com

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  18. It's definitely okay to have downtime! I can't wait to learn more about your new project. I wish you lots of luck! :)

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  19. I cannot wait to read it!!!
    Cannot. Wait!!!

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