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40 Days of Writing

Ah, my neglected blog…and still unnamed.

I started this blog as a vehicle to keep myself writing. I have no formal training and feel somewhat inadequate, but I write because I enjoy it. I write poetry and personal essays. I am not a fiction writer, though I enjoy taking a moment from real life and trying to spin it a bit to sound more like a fictionalized short story. Having only people that know me read what I write can be limiting because I feel I have quite a few interesting and entertaining stories to tell, but how do I protect the innocent? It isn’t really fair to my friends and family to write stories about them in my blog and then put the link on my Facebook page. I have had to get approval on a few things I have posted, but mostly I write about my own experiences.

The fact that I haven’t been blogging much doesn’t mean that I haven’t been writing. I am in my second semester of a Creative Writing class at the junior college and have found that to be the perfect way to keep writing while continuing to improve my skills, and also to write whatever I want. The process of reading your work aloud to the class for critique and comment has been extremely valuable.

Do I write as much as I would like? No. Writing for 40 days straight is going to be a difficult challenge for me, but I am ready to take it on. I was excited when I saw the link a friend had posted about this. Here we go. Day 1 down, 39 to go.

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  1. When I retired, there was a longing to keep writing. I moved to the blogosphere and began. Day after day, forum and thread after thread.
    I tried painting to express myself, but still, poetry and other genres brewed and stewed and finally upended itself in blog writing. Once we enter that magical world of blogging, the addiction is strong. What a beautiful aching need to write.

    February 23, 2012
    • Carol,
      Thank you so very kindly for your comment and lovely words. Truly, an expression I can relate to.

      February 23, 2012

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