For The Love Of Writing

 

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One of the main reasons I began this blog is that I truly love writing and I missed it.  Although that’s entirely down to me and what I have made a priority in my life.  I have started and deleted many blogs over the years – largely due being very self-conscious and worrying someone I know would read it (completely over this now!) and also because the words just wouldn’t come on a regular basis the older I got.

I spent most of my childhood in my bedroom writing stories and English was by far my favourite subject to learn at school. I loved nothing more than filling up notebooks with homework assignments and reading the latest study text out loud during class. I even loved filling in my homework diary. I was a cool kid after all… I was quite vocal about wanting to be a writer when I grew up but a family member laughed their head off when I said it once and the idea was completely crushed from that point onwards. I’m sure they didn’t mean for it to upset me so much and didn’t realise at the time how it completely changed the course of my life.

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As responsibilities grew and I began my career in accountancy I wrote less and less. I do feel that I’ve lost the ability to write in a good way – see I can’t quite articulate what I’m trying to say. But I’m determined to get better at writing again and to do that I just need to write more and read more books.

For the love of writing

At work I spend most of my days using spreadsheets and only writing reports about the figures. I barely have any paperwork as we’re trying to be a paperless office. I delight in still writing my to-do list old school style in a notebook!

As much as I love blogging and writing posts you can’t quite beat putting pen to paper especially when you find the perfect pen and notebook to use. I do not take care anywhere near as much with anything as I do filling in that very first page of a new notebook.

I have two styles of handwriting. One extremely neat and well-rounded and the other is rather italic – all light and slanted with very curly y’s and tall l’s. I use whatever style suits my mood at the time. Anyone else have different styles of handwriting they use on a regular basis?

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Short Stories

I finish the first level of my photography course at the start of July and the next level doesn’t begin until September so I’ll have about 2 months for another project. I think I’m going to take this time to write some short stories. I was thinking of starting a novel of some kind but actually it’s probably better to dabble in something before making that sort of commitment.

As you can probably tell I rarely give myself much of a break. I just don’t want to waste any more time sitting doing nothing thinking about what I could be doing. I set the goal this year to be more intentional with my time and that’s what I’m doing.

Thanks for stopping by and reading my ramblings. I hope you are having a lovely Saturday x

5 thoughts on “For The Love Of Writing

  1. Pelin says:

    I also have different styles of handwriting, one cursive(this is for when I write carefully), one italic (usually with stub nibs) and one daily which is a mix of cursive and print. We are so much alike, I rarely give myself a break as well. I’ve recently finished a creative writing course and continue writing stories.

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  2. PipsNaude says:

    Hi – I also have writer aspirations that I shelved for the longest time, and now am trying to be brave enough to do something with them. It’s quite tough to get started, after having locked that part of myself away for so long. One thing that has helped me, and maybe you could try, is something I read about in ‘The Artists Way’ – writing 3 pages in your journal every morning (your morning pages) and having a weekly artist date where you do something by yourself and for yourself, to stimulate your artistic juices (so to speak). I struggle to do the latter, but I find the morning pages really help. It’s like a mind dump of all the noise in your head, and because it’s not meant to be good / shared with anyone / meaningful you can just write anything, which can help overcome blocks.
    Anyway – good luck! I hope you find what you’re looking for!

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    • reynoldsmade says:

      Morning pages sounds like a great idea. I’ve found it hard getting back into writing and like you say have locked it away for some time too. Good luck with it all and be brave! Practise makes perfect as they say 🙂
      Thank you Pipsnaude x

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