Y’all…

I gotta tell y’all bout what just happened…

About a month ago I started writing every day.. I still write every day, just so ya know.. that hasn’t stopped.

Because of that I write way more often, obviously, and I’m better at it. I genuinely believe that writing, in a lot of cases, is a God-given talent. It’s no different from the singer or the painter or the musician. It’s art, just like all the rest. Anyone has the ability to write, and that’s great, but I do believe that God gives some people an extra special ability to do so.

Just like I can sing… but you probably don’t want to hear it. While I’m capable of it, I was certainly not gifted with the ability to do it very well.

My husband can paint and he has real talent. Me? Ha! He’ll show me sometimes, like early on in the painting and try to explain what it’s going to be and how it’s going to come together.. and I’m like… I don’t get it. — He’ll say, you have to envision it… and I’m standing there like… Nope, I got nothing. — Because I’m not a painter.

I’m a writer.

I’ve struggled to stay consistent with writing and that has affected its quality. Writing is like any art. If you don’t do it very often, you’re going to be rusty at it and it’s going to show. With any art, not just writing. The more you do it, the better you are at it.

Here’s what happened…..

I downloaded a book earlier and started reading… I was stumbling through paragraph after paragraph because my brain was thinking like a writer, not a reader.

All I could see was sentence structure, the various tenses, how the author wove her words and sentences together, and the detail in her work. All I could see was how it was strung together…. and I realized it was because I’ve been so immersed in writing lately that my mind was reading like a writer, rather than a reader.

I have a God-given talent that I haven’t utilized the way I should have over the years. So it’s been pretty rusty when I did bust it out sporadically.

However because I’ve been using it so much lately it’s improved in a thousand different ways. One of which means I’m going to have to make an effort to put aside thinking like a writer when I’m reading.

I’ve never had that happen before. Sometimes stuff would jump out at me and I would think, oh that’s good, I like what he or she did there. — This was different.

This was…  I didn’t even know what I had read because all I was seeing was how it was put together. So I’m going to have to figure out how to shut that off, cause ya girl here likes to read. 😀

I just thought I would share that with you guys. Every day I feel more like the writer I’m meant to be… and I like it. And since this blog was always intended to be about my writing journey… seems fitting to mention it.

With love,
Heather.

 

 

 

 

What Will It Be?

Writing Challenge: If you were forced to spend the rest of your life in a library, a museum, or a zoo, which one would you choose and why?

Easiest decision ever. Library.

I don’t even really have to think about that one.

I love museums, I’m a huge history buff. The zoo is a really cool place, I enjoy going.  Library’s though… those are amazing.

While at the library, I can easily read books about history, animals, and anything else that my heart desires. And boy does my heart desire books, Lol.

There is not a place that I can’t go while at the library. Anywhere, anything… it’s up for grabs.

I can go back in time, I can go to the future, or I can simply stay in the present & spend time experiencing millions of amazing & diverse moments.

I can go to so many different lands of imagination… from stories that take place in completely fictional worlds, realms, and universes to stories that are grounded in today’s reality.

Books hold more than just mere words strung together to form sentences, paragraphs, and pages. — They are full of life and character. You can go so many places, experience so many wonders, and enjoy every moment of it. — There’s nothing like it. — Simply put, there is nothing like getting lost in a book. — It is it’s very own perfection.

I am always baffled when someone says they don’t like reading. I’m thinking to myself, how in the world could you not? Lol!
So….  the library it is for me! 🙂

I Have Two Options…

I have to be honest. I don’t know what to do. I mean this is serious business.

I need to clean the living room. I need to read a book. ( I mean honestly, I’m right in the middle of it, It’s good.)

Only I can’t do both at the same time. What I really need is for someone to come read to me while I clean. — Best of both worlds if you ask me! (Except the cleaning part… I find that there is nothing “best worthy” about that at all…ever, lol.)

If I’m being completely honest with myself & every one else right now…. this living room isn’t getting cleaned tonight. — I just don’t have the will power to put the book down. I’m weak…. & I’m woman enough to admit it too, Lol.

If only I had my very own personal reader…..

However, since I’m the only reader I have, I think it’s going to be book tonight, living room tomorrow night. 🙂

Benjamin Franklin once said: “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” — But I think it’s missing a little something: “But if you can only do one of two things today… pick the fun one!” 🙂

Yeah…. About That…

The last time I blogged I mentioned that I was issuing myself a challenge to read every book I had & finish all the ones I started before buying any new ones. — Because honestly, I have a lot of them. I don’t recall the number at the moment, but it was somewhere around 30 something at least. — Anyhow, quick update on that… I failed.

Totally and completely failed.

I do believe it was the very next day actually. I probably broke some sort of record.

The overwhelming urge to search for a new book hit me, I did it, I found one that sounded really good, and I just couldn’t stop myself. — In fact, a couple of weeks after that I even hit up the used book store in town… I mean, do I even have to tell you what a gold mine that is to a book lover like myself? Lol.

In my defense, tho I failed my little challenge, I did in fact end up reading a good little portion of the books I already had. Probably about 7 or so. Lol, 7 or so & most of the new ones I bought…. in a months time. — Lol, someone reads a lot… when she should be writing instead..  🙂  —

Anyhow, I still plan to finish all of the ones I have. Maybe just a little slower than I originally planned.

Lol, slow & steady! 🙂