Creative Writing Journal January 23, 2012

I’m a writer. I’m not yet a fiction-novel writer, though I want to be. Someday. But I write only when I’m compelled—when there are consequences if I don’t or when I’m really, really sad ‘cause my heart’s just been ripped to shreds. I write bleary-eyed in the wee hours of the night or through a veil of tears. In manners of distress, I write.

I’m a writer in exploration—searching for the nuances that comprise a fiction-novel writer. But I’m without the daily writing habits which reward successful writers. I need to discover what motivates me to put pen to paper, to touch fingertips to a keyboard, to capture and express the world within and around me. I need to develop a habit to write. Every day.

But it’s more than that.

I do write every day—except that I want to write more than emails which request, inform, and follow up. I want to write more than witty quips on facebook, more than condensed text messages to those I care about, more than grocery lists and things to do. I want to write professionally and I want to write historical fiction.

So, with all of this in mind, I set out to discover which habits will appropriately compel me to write creatively.

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~ by lookATLANTA on January 23, 2012.

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