I don’t have to work today, its teachers’ conference. What should I do today? Maybe I should do some cleaning, straight the closet, and laundry. Seriously I must be delusional. I already spend the weekend cleaning the kitchen. Should I take this day to clean or relax? Hmm let’s see. I began my day with my cup of coffee and watching the news too much politics. Also, I’m rereading the book The Shack. What’s next for the rest of the day? Beside writing a paper for an online class “Advanced Fiction Writing” I’ll watch a few mystery movies on hallmark channel. Maybe between the class and the movies I can do some laundry. Seriously? I still have cleaning on my mind.
When was the last time you wrote something substantive — a letter, a story, a journal entry, etc. — by hand? Could you ever imagine returning to a pre-keyboard era?
(Thanks for the prompt suggestion, KL Caley!
I write by hand in my daily journal. There is no way I will stop using a notebook and a pen. When I use a pen I like to write whatever comes to my mind and a scratch off it if I want to. I have a box full of notebooks that I bought when Wal-Mart have them on sale. They’re different styles and colors and the same goes with my pens. I will write postcards and letters to my family. I still have family members who don’t have a computer and I make sure they received their birthday or Christmas card.
I love the texture of the paper and when I write in my daily journal I let my hand flow. I will sit at my kitchen table with a cup of coffee and write until my brain doesn’t have anything else to say. I carry a small notebook in my purse so I don’t miss anything.
I love using my computer, especially when writing a post for my blog or for my online classes. I think that using the computer is easier. However, it wouldn’t bother me if we go back to the pre-keyboard. I will survive not having a keyboard and for sure everyone else.
Anyhow, I have a lot of notebooks that I bought on sale and it needs to be used. So, I will be okay.
I’m taking a break from writing and I went to my Pinterest page and found this amazing quote. For the past few days I have been experiencing this message.
I’m taking an online class “Write Your Story”. My instructor in this class has been encouraging me to start the writing process so for the past few weeks that’s where I have been. I start to write about my teenage years with my best friend. Remembering almost 35 years ago, maybe a little more has been a great challenge. It’s not easy to remember all the details of the lovely and the terrible days, the fashion, and the music, especially growing up in Puerto Rico were the language, the culture, and the music are different.
I’m lucky to be taking this writing class that has been inspiring and helpful. My feedbacks have been good; of course I must take a Refreshener Grammar class since English is my second language. I want to fulfill my dream of writing. I’m proud to say that I have the courage to start to write my memoir and to create new ideas for the future books, including the ones I planned to dedicate to my grandkids.
My blessing for this week:
I’m happy and grateful for having the courage to do what I love, writing.
My first post was an assignment from “Blogging for Beginners” an online class that I’ve been taking. I’ve been learning about how to create, write posts, and publish them. I’ve been learning some techniques to have a successful blog. However, I’ve found blogging could be a challenge and to have a successful blog, I need readers.
It has been exciting and a nerve-wracking. It takes time and dedication to be a blogger. The part of not knowing the reaction of the readers could be terrifying.
This is my second post and I’m already experiencing the writer’s block. I guess trying to write daily could cause it. I’ve to create a plan, with themes I want to write about it. I’ve been checking on other blogs and I’m learning from them.
So, what’s next for me? For the moment, I’m revising my short stories I wrote years ago. I’m taking my online classes who are my inspiration to accomplish my dream of being a writer. I’ve new ideas for a book I begin to write and I’m creating a journal with positive thoughts.
I’ll keep this blog, as far I can. I’ll keep writing and waiting for my new friends. I invite you to join my journey with the ups and downs with a promise I will visit your blog.
~See you soon~
What makes me launch this blog?
I always dream of becoming a writer. I considered myself a storyteller and starting this blog would be a way to express my thoughts and write down those stories.
I always love to read. My mind goes beyond those fantasy worlds. I want to be a writer. I kept a notebook and a journal with short stories, poems, and quotes. However, there is one problem I’m too shy to share my stories. One of the reasons is to put my thoughts and my ideas on paper. Also, I’m afraid of cruel criticism or someone making fun of my stories.
I already went through that horrible experienced when I was in High School. My dream of being a writer begun to banish when a teacher made fun of me in front of the other students. I hide my notebook and I didn’t want to write anymore. However, she never took the love I’ve for reading and I began to collect books.
I had the opportunity to take a few free online classes for aspiring writers. In the same program, they had a course for “Blogging for Beginners”. I saw an opportunity to write again and to improve my writings.I even have my notebooks with my short stories and a few ideas for a book. I don’t know if one day I will see them published. However, I need to be confident in myself. Therefore, keeping this blog will give me a chance to grow and learn as an aspiring writer and to meet others with the same ideas. So, the purpose of this blog is to write those stories and achieve my dream.
I invited you to come, visit, and share any thoughts.