Finding the fire within – Writing motivation

I admit it.  I am a writing procrastinator.  Like many others out there, I dream of being a writer, an author, a novelist.  This has been a dream since before I could remember.  My only problem….I don’t write.  I used to, back in high school, when boredom of the classroom inspired pages of fiction that transported me out of the dregs of class and into alternate realities. 

I tell myself I don’t have the time, that I have to do this or the other but really…I do have the time.  I have loads of time.  I’ve let the fear and inner critique beat me into submission.  Too scared to put pen to paper or text to screen.  What I fear even more is that I have lost my imagination and creativity.  No longer do I daydream scenarios and scenes, instead I daydream about other people’s characters (from tv shows, novels etc).

In a bid to raise some much needed motivation and inspiration I have been looking around the web at articles, blogs, websites etc.  I intend to post a handful here every now and then when I find some gems or articles that have touched me in some way. 

Hopefully, others may find some of these helpful too and if not then at least I have the links for myself for when I want to look back on them.

Articles 

Book 

Hello world!

After many years of being an unsuccessfull handwritten journaller, I have decided to give online blogging a go.  Why do I think this might make a difference?  Mostly because I can type a lot quicker than I can write and always have my ipad with me.  For some reasoning carrying a journal with me all the time always seemed to be a bit much (what with a novel, ipad, phone etc).  My bag was becoming the size of a large suitcase, hehe.  Secondly, I’ve never liked my own writing.  To me it seems messy, childish and often I look back and can only read half of it.

I am extremely unfamiliar with WordPress, having been a livejournal user for many years so please bear with me throughout the teething process.

This journal will feature a lot of me in my day-to-day travels, book reviews, lists, photograpy, art, my musings and perhaps an occasion bit of fiction.

If you stumble upon this blog I hope you will enjoy your time here.

Happy blog-birth day to me!