So I’m finding myself quite busy this March! I had a epiphany a bit ago about my life and where it was going and decided to take a turn for the positive and work on living in the NOW instead of waiting to live in the FUTURE. As a writer until you get your big break depending on what type of writer you are, in my case it would be getting a major publishing deal after I finish my book, in the mean time I try to make the most of the same question I find myself hearing from others and within myself..so what do you do in the meantime? till you’re the next Stephanie Myer or J.K. Rowling, who mind you had their “big breaks” as women already with families.
I told myself well, while I have my full-time job I will be active in the pursuit of finishing my book and publishing short stories. Much easier said than done, in college it was hard to find the time to write something that wasn’t a mandatory term paper or essay, and as an English major..well there was more than enough of that to go around. As a recent graduate now with a full-time job, the problem is trying to find the energy to sit down and write after my workday, while getting a work-out in, trying to have a social life, and catch one of my favorite shows on T.V., before my bedtime. I say “bedtime” because as a young “adult” staying up past 11 is not conducive to my 6am wake up call.
Clearly as you can tell my hours are limited in the day, but one cannot finish a book much less work on my craft without writing habitually. Nicholas Sparks writes 8 hours a day! But then again he’s a best-selling author with movie deals and a long list of best-selling books, he has the luxury as his job to spend the entire day doing so. Instead I took a smaller approach, calling upon my inner busy bee and pursued the art of interning again. I had 3 writing internships in college 2 unpaid and 1 paid, but it helped build my skill set and my resume.
I am now proud to say I have 2 virtual editorial internships with Limerence Magazine as a film columnist and Lela Media Inc. writing lifestyle pieces for teens. I enjoy the task of having a deadline and being forced to sit down and write, not only will it allow me to get my feet wet again with my audience but transition into spending more time writing on my book. You make the time for things you want, and I still have boundless things to learn, your never too old to get back on the bicycle, sometimes it just needs a little oil to get going again!
Read the Book..which was amazing..movie was AWESOME, I’d rank it #2 after the ‘Notebook’. This particular scene I was very interested in the music they danced to, it’s on my ipod on repeat.
Hearts Content-Brandi Carlile
..saw quotes from this book on Tumblr and felt so inspired to find the author I found the actual book
I recently took a trip back to my hometown in which I got to spend time with my family friends, being that my trips back to my home are far and few between, here’s a few little tidbits for those who wonder why this is so relevant.
I have had the same stylist since I was 16 years old, I will literally take a day to go home just to do my hair, she’s like a mentor and has seen me through many trials, never doubt the power of something as simple as getting your cut for an hour…so therapeutic for me.
I’ve been told before I have a lot of best friends, but I like to counteract that with I don’t have a lot of best friends I STILL have some of the same best friends from my childhood and have added on to that since becoming an adult..
^^ I say this because I always see my 2 best-est friends when I go home, whether for an hour or a day they are some of the first people I go to see besides my mom. They are such beautiful individuals I couldn’t picture some of the highest and lowest points of my life without them being right beside me. & they haven’t skipped a beat, we can literally go months without talking or seeing each other, spend a day together and it feels like we haven’t missed a beat.
Moments, precious time like this is valuable to me as a writer,someone looking to inspire others and be inspired. What inspires everyone is different, but I adore what and who inspires me, it’s something I hold in reverence to treasure, and it’s mine to keep.
As a writer who is writing primarily based on my life experiences and relationships in a fictional perspective, much of how I write depends on a certain feeling, it’s kind of indescribable to be honest, but it’s like feeling an itch I can’t scratch..a current of electricity moving through my brain. Being around people who inspire that feeling in me makes me have a deeper connection with them because I value them so much more in my life.
Books, Music, Art, Quotes, Scenery…even something as simple as talking a walk inspire me…but while it all may seem like everything and anything, it’s very distinct, detailed aspects and it’s a like taking a picture…in the moment it’s there, present and real..and with the click of a button it’s gone.
My in progress books relies heavily on the experience I had growing up with these people and being home always puts that in perspective for me. Sharing laughs, memories, and dreams of our future while being able to look back at our past helps me remember what I found so inspirational to even fathom sharing the stories with world in the first place.