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.