Just a new poem I wrote about Lois Lane’s love for Clark Kent (Superman)!
Just a new poem I wrote about Lois Lane’s love for Clark Kent (Superman)!
With working on a book that will be filled with articles and poetry about positivity and getting through our struggles, I thought I would take the time to express why I feel writing about positivity is so important.
While sources of happiness, joy, and friendship surround us on a daily basis, I think we often pass them by without notice. It’s not necessarily our fault, it’s just hard sometimes when living our busy lives and hearing about such negativity in the world, to focus on all of the good. Though there are self-help books and other literary resources to help us find comfort and peace, I think that the best way to find strength and confidence within the literary world, is to find something that really connects with us; something we can all relate to. I think that reading helpful articles and poetry that build us up instead of making…
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As many of you already know, I am currently working on a new novel! In addition, someone very special and I are working on an inspirational article and poetry book! I am very excited to share this news with all of you!
Struggling with anxiety, I have come to see the importance of gathering all the inspiration we can find. Whether it’s befriending someone who will be there to support us through thick and thin, or learning how to deal with past disappointments, we all need to search for ways to help us through the most difficult of times. I’m hoping that this collaboration with a loved one will help bring peace and hope to all of us who struggle.
In addition to being excited for this new project because I find it important to share words of wisdom and motivation, I am also thrilled to announce that this will be the first time I write a book with this very talented writer – this will be their first piece of published work and we are very excited to share it with all of you.
Please stay tuned as I will continue to post more information about this upcoming project!
Many writers are probably aware that writing can be extremely tiring. It’s not so much that it’s not enjoyable (I know that I personally love writing), but it often requires a lot of patience. After all, what do we want more as writers than to publish our work? To get it out there for the world to read? However, the reality lies in the fact that truly good writing usually does not occur over night – it takes time.
There is nothing wrong with being a little impatient when writing. In fact, in my opinion, it’s almost a good thing! I think it tends to show how dedicated we are in achieving our final goal of finishing our projects. On the other hand, though, we must be aware that there is a difference between feeling a bit impatient and actually rushing through our work. Rushing when writing isn’t something that I recommend – especially if you don’t absolutely need to finish your project by a certain date.
Again, I understand wanting to finish our work – to get our writing published and share it with those around us as soon as possible. There’s nothing wrong with that. Our writing is important though, and by extension, so is waiting until it’s at its very best to share it with the world. While I believe that no writing can ever be perfect, I do believe in putting our best foot forward and I don’t think that we can do that by rushing.
So here is my view on having patience when writing – I think it’s essential. I think it’s important to stay excited about whatever you’re writing, while keeping in mind that rushing through your work will not make it better.
Hey everybody! I just thought I’d take some time to update you on my current work in progress!
What Is It?
I’m currently working on an adult fiction novel.
What Genre is the Novel?
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Romance, and Mental Health Awareness
What’s It About?
Without giving too much away, it’s a love story about good vs. evil, mental health awareness, and positive change in the world.
How Far Along Am I?
I’m about 75 pages in!
What Made Me Want To Write This Story?
I wanted to write something creative and fresh. I wanted to write a love story that included some other fun elements such as time travel, good vs. evil, etc. While the book is partly realistic, it also contains some supernatural elements, all while providing an important message and not being too preachy.
What Are Some of the Included Themes?
Love, friendship, doing what’s right, good vs. evil, bravery, strength, mental health awareness
As many of you may already know, I am currently working on writing my third book. While the first two were fictional and didn’t hold much truth to them in terms of the plot, there will be some drawing from my own experiences for my next novel.
One of the central themes in my next novel will be mental health – more specifically, anxiety. Since this is a main topic, I will be using some of my own experiences with anxiety to tell the story.
This isn’t necessarily easy for me and I know that for many of you, writing about your issues or struggles can be extremely difficult. While sometimes it can help one feel better, it can also bring about feelings and emotions that can be difficult to deal with. However, as many of you know, writing about your experiences, can be very beneficial to both yourself and others.
While I write about my struggles on my mental health blog and on the website, The Seeds 4 Life, I don’t always write about them in my novels and short stories. It’s not because I’m embarrassed or don’t like writing about it, I just usually write stories/novels that are in the genre of horror or fantasy. Not a lot of nonfiction plays into the plots.
So with this being a bit new to me, I’m finding that I’m exploring a lot of different feelings and emotions while writing my novel. While I have written about my experiences with anxiety in different settings, it feels slightly different drawing from my experiences for a novel. Here are some tips that I’ve come up with for doing so:
1.) Be honest – While it may be hard writing about what bothers you most, digging deep into your feelings and expressing them through writing can make both you and your work shine. Being honest also helps you connect with your readers – whether or not they’ve experienced the same things that you have.
2.) Remember, while writing, how you felt during your most difficult times – Really try to remember how it felt to go through whatever you’re writing about. If you still experience what you’re writing about, then remembering how it feels should be relatively simple. If not, try to close your eyes and go back to a time when you felt those feelings. Then, write!
3.) Try to remember that you’re safe – Writing about your struggles can be difficult. Focusing on something that makes you uneasy can be daunting. Therefore, write somewhere in which you feel safe and remind yourself that you’re okay.
I’ve learned these above tips through writing my mental health blog, articles on The Seeds 4 Life, and now through writing my newest work in progress. I understand that it might be difficult to write about your struggles, but in the end, it can prove to be extremely beneficial. However, as always, if something makes you uncomfortable, don’t feel the need to force yourself participate in whatever it may be.
I look forward to continuing to work on my novel, and eventually, sharing a bit of my experience with anxiety with you; my friends and readers.