How Do I Blog Again?

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OK. Let’s see if I can remember how this goes…

I cracked my knuckles before my fingers hovered above the home keys on the keyboard.

I know I haven’t been posting in a while, and in order for me to break the habit of not posting in the blog, I have to kick start the process by simply diving in.

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Why I Wanted to Be A Writer

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There is a certain power in words, most specially the written one, that I find quite interesting.

However, I have found that fiction – fantastical and emotional, and even tragic stories hold great sway to a man’s heart and mind.

For the past few months I have felt uninspired to write anything. Sure, I can wrangle up some words to begin a story, yet I cannot seem to get the inspiration to continue it. My life seems empty and shallow, and I cannot seem to be able to craft something of value.

Does that mean I am doomed to not be a story-teller? Does that mean that I am destined to just be an avid reader?

Why do I want to write in the first place?

I want to share my thoughts. A person’s mind is a sealed world that is hard to enter. Without a granted access we can’t peer into what a person’s thoughts want to say. However, there is a certain art necessary to putting words together to make a story interesting. You can have the most interesting story in the world, but with terrible writing skills, it may be better to watch trash burning.

Williams once faced an evil wizard in a tower. They fought. Zap! Williams defeated the wizard with a piece of pie. It was a sight to behold.

Is it selfish of me to want to write a story that would have a great impact on people the same way that other’s writings and works have affected me as well? The adventures of a hero, the death of a character, the trials and tribulations of an ordinary man thrown into the depths of hell from a series of unfortunate events…

The wonder of reading and experiencing another life in another world – I also want others to experience it through my works.

Things may be a bit uninspiring now, things may not be moving forward, however I often need to remind myself the reason I want to be one. I may be terrible now, I may not be of much good as a novelist. Fine – I’ll write you short stories. If I can’t write fictitious stories, I’ll tell you stories drawn from my own life. I’ll write you articles, and essays.

I want to write because I want to be a positive influence in the world.

Thank you very much for reading!

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What Does it Mean to Be a Good Writer? #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

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Have you ever doubted yourself whether you are a good enough writer? Have you ever thought to yourself that your work is bad?

What does it mean to be a good writer anyway?

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I Don’t Feel Like Writing

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I don’t feel like writing today,
Words don’t seem to come my way,
The cursor keeps blinking away,
Nothing from my brain, hurray!

I mumble, and I grumble,
My fingers all a fumble,
This state I’m in, laughable,
On this block, I fall, stumble.

I guess I won’t be writing,
I’ll lounge around, reading,
Or catch up to some watching,
I am done with the typing.

-Jomz Ojeda

I really should be doing something, but here I am procrastinating by writing. Haha…

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What If You Don’t Feel Like Posting Today?

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Let’s face it, as creators, we know that regular content can rake in viewers and visitors, and the more viewers and visitors we have, the more “successful” our blogs become. Therefore, we have this constant nagging in our minds that we have to always have something up our sleeves so our readers can have something worth their while.

It is good for the handful of pros who have a schedule or calendar of things to post. It is just a matter of building a habit of having content ready to go, for the masses who are struggling to craft something, it can be a struggle.

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A Look at my NANOWRIMO 2019

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It had been an exhausting experience, up to a point where I felt I had to take a break from writing.

I know, I know, it is not a very professional thing to say. Pro writers write despite what they feel. I may not be “Pro” level, but having a professional mindset to what  you are doing helps get things done. However, writing, as a creative process makes use of energy and emotions that far surpasses a professional mindset for fuel and motivation. I felt spent, empty and exhausted. I had to step back and take a break.

So, I failed the writing challenge. Big deal.

However, this year’s journey has been meaningful. This year’s NANOWRIMO has been my most successful, despite its appearances.

Here are why my 2019 NANOWRIMO was the best (so far)

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Fighting My Editor to Finish My Draft

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There are only four days left until the end of NANOWRIMO. The challenge is ending, and so is my motivation to completing a “really awesome story.”

My excitement and enthusiasm for this fantasy-adventure story I have been writing for NANOWRIMO is dangerously low. So low that it might break the habit I have built up of slowly writing in words to complete it.

I think my inner editor is slowly breaking free of his bonds. That, or he is yelling at me from the cell in which I have tossed him in.

Either way, it is eating at me and making me doubt myself.

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I am currently stuck in my NANOWRIMO draft.

I am at approximate 16,600 words as of writing this post, and with the month ending by next week, I doubt I will be able to make the cut.

It would be nice if I could find a way to advance the story. Now, normally, I would skip a part I do not know what to do in the story. I can assume that it may be not that necessary or probably can be resolved by a nice flashback… However, it is another story when you arrive at the potential climax of the story and realize that you are stuck.

How am I stuck? Well, let’s just say that I placed my main characters in such a dire situation, that even I, as the writer, could not potentially see a way for them to live through that said situation. I want to save them, but I can’t just do it without making use of “plot armor” or some “deus ex machina”.

Have you ever had such a situation? What did you do? Go back in the draft and “made it a bit easier”? Or did you push on with what you had?

Actually, I might have an idea now that I am typing this up. The details may not make much sense, the way I get them out of the mess I put my characters might be bordering plot armor… but I will fix that in editing.

“I will fix that in editing.” This has been my mantra for getting through with my NANOWRIMO draft this year. I am close to exceeding my story words compared to last year, but compared to last year, I lost focus and direction. That was the result of me pantsing away at a novel. It was fun, it was creative, but in the end, I got lost and dropped the project. Whoops.

Now, it’s different. It may suck, it may not be the best for now, but whether it takes me until December, or whenever, I will finish the first draft.

So, this is me, just working out a writer’s block. 😀

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Novel Writing – How is Your NANOWRIMO doing?

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I have found that writing about writing for me is very therapeutic. Somehow, when I am stumped on what to do, typing it up in a blog post knocks out some cobwebs and helps give me a clearer head.

Hello, everyone! While it may seem that I have disappeared off the face of the earth, I am mostly fine and just working on my NANOWRIMO novel.

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