I haven’t updated this blog in ages.
Part of the reason for that is that I actually got really busy last year actually writing. I spent a lot of the last year writing product descriptions and critiquing stories with my gig on fiverr.
I have to confess that after years of slogging away writing, revising, submitting, getting rejection letters, lather, rinse, repeat. It has been nice to get positive feedback from customers about my writing. After years of paying for writing classes, workshops, and conference,s earning a little money from my writing has been a nice change.
I have to say that it is hard to strike a balance between full time job, copywriting gigs and writing for myself. And maybe for other reasons the writing for myself fell by the wayside.
But, stories need to be told. And I find myself collecting story ideas, and writing them down in a little notebook. I find myself pinning inspirational quotes about writing on Pinterest. And though it has been years since I tried my hand at poetry I’ve been scribbling out poems this month because it is April, it is poetry month.
Poems feel easy, but they also feel hard. I wonder if I’m doing poetry right. Or am I just throwing words on a page without thought to the rules of writing that usually plague me. Oxford comma, no oxford comma?
No matter what, it is good to stretch those writing muscles again.