10/03/2010

I'm A Bad Writer

It's no secret that I like to write. Hence the blog. But I almost quit writing entirely when Gram died. I'm trying to get myself back into it because I love to write, it just comes natural. I am probably not the best writer on the planet but it's something I like to do, so to deny myself that would be counter productive.

When I started this blog, however long ago I started it lol, it was a writing exercise for myself. I promised myself I would write at least one post everyday. Sometimes I wrote more but I always wrote something daily. Then I slowly stopped doing that. Now I'm back into writing on the blog daily, and I wanted to take some time out to try to work on writing more in my book today.

I hate to admit it, but I didn't get any work done today. I went and picked up a check, bought some groceries, rearranged my office, bought one of those accordion file thingys because my desk was overflowing with random papers, and took out the trash. That doesn't include all the phone calls I handled today like Mom calling, Mar calling, and so on. But, I have some previous work I've done on my book that I want to share with you.

I haven't named this book, but I started writing it probably one month after Gram passed away. So in five months I've only written two chapters. That's not okay lol. But I will start working on it much more from now on. Here is a link to the first chapter. I uploaded it to Google docs so that way everyone would be able to read it. I write on a Mac so some of my stuff can't be read on a PC so I just decided it was easier to upload it to Google Docs. Hope you guys like it. Let me know what you think!

Click here to read it.

2 comments:

Ketutar said...

I think it's great. I want to know more :-)

I have only one problem with this: STOP BASHING YOURSELF! :-D Words are magical, all words, and the more you write things like your subject line, the more you believe it and the more true it becomes. You should be writing things like "I'm a good, prolific and beloved writer, I write, I love it, can't get enough of it..."

Jon said...

Don't be so hard on yourself! Writing isn't about just sitting at a computer and mechanically cranking out results. If you do that your writing will seem forced and distant. Good writing takes time! I think five months for two chapters is more than acceptable!