I’ve got a new story coming. The first draft is done and it’s just under 15,000 words. I have even done a book cover.
It follows Matt, a 20’s something beer shop employee who lives in a semi-stoner house who has just come out of a car wreck. Not only has he been knocked about, he also had this weird dream about him been murdered.
Then he does something stupid, he blabs about it at a party, after working out who the killer is. Now he is sure he is being hunted by the perpetrator and done for.
My advice is if you want something, don’t let anything get in your way.
I read somewhere some time ago that most people inadvertently compare the worst parts of themselves to the best parts of other people.
Don’t do this. It’s a trap!
Spending all your time on focusing on someone else’s dream is not the way to go in life. Sure for a while it might benefit you, like an income, but in the end it detracts resources and time from your dreams. You want success? Focus on yourself. Invest in yourself. Believe in yourself.
In the first sentence of this article pretty much sums up how most people go about their writing. You’re busy. I’m busy. We’re all overwhelmed, stressed, and frustrated — and in this hurricane of life, our writing is often put last. This is why more people do not get to fulfill their dreams. But this writer has 15 useful tips to help you 🙂
From the title of this post you can see that I’ve put a lot of thought into how writing relates to myself. I managed to create this little sentence after months and months of deliberation and I’m quite proud of it. Not only that but I plan on getting it as a tattoo in the not too distant future.
I feel this way because I feel that writing is such a part of myself that no matter what happens it will always be there. I can’t really imagine a future where I don’t write. Stories have been with me since childhood and I am quite certain they’ll be with me until the day I die.
My writing gives me not only the practical aspects of having a hobby and eating up time, it also lets me explore at my own pace and within my own comfort zone the ‘innerness‘ of humanity. Even though my ideas are limited to myself and what I’ve stumbled across in my university education and internetings, aided with creative leaps. I have the compulsion to not only tell stories, but I also want to understand what drives people to do what they do, regardless of whether their actions are right or wrong by society’s standards.
All ideas are fair game.
Writing also offers a lot of freedom for a person. Even if no one else reads it, it offers the writer that special ability of being able to express themselves. This is especially valuable for people who do not or feel they do not have the ability. It gives them a voice in their otherwise voiceless world and it can give others voices.