At least for me. I’m not sure if you aspire to be a writer like me, but sometimes I get stuck and I’m left with little or no will to write. I say will because sometimes I play it off and say, “I have no inspriration.” But in all honestly, I get lazy and don’t always feel like opening up my computer or even journal.
I’m going to get better at this. My journal has become my new friend and even though I don’t always feel like writing I force myself to. I write about a number of things but mostly about guys. I have about five different journal entries on different guys (none of which I’m dating, relax.) But it helps me process the things, events that take place in my life. Those “does he like me/ does he not like me” moments and the “Are you there God? It’s me Angelica.” ones (I feel God really enjoys those.) If I can just put something on my pen and pad I feel like I have accomplished something. I mean, if you truly love something, then why not do it as much as you can. I do love writing but my mind is constantly in so many places at once, journaling is oftentimes one of the last things I feel like doing.
My advice to my fellow aspiring writers is to keep writing, write anything. What you like or what’s going on in your life right now. How do you feel? What do you think God is telling you throughout all of this or where He is leading you? The second thing to do is to READ! This is actually harder for me to do than writing at times. But it’s true! When you don’t have anything to write about then read. Read anything. I picked up three books today at the Library to take with me while I start my vacation this weekend. So challenge yourself! In the mean time I will too and I promise we’ll get through this together.
P.s. I know three may seem a bit much but I wanted to pick books on various subjects and so I have listed them here:
- Still Waiting: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life by Dani Shapiro (Nonfiction)
- Let’s Talk about Love by Claire Kann (Fiction Novel)
- We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For by Alice Walker (Poetry/Meditations)
Check them out and let me know if you have any suggestions. Like, comment, and share!