Back to Basics

Tumblr Post #11 (January 2017)

I’ve written two or three versions of the same blogpost over the past few months, but have been hesitant to post it. Well…I’m not sure if I would say hesitant because that would imply that it was finished and that I was satisfied with what I was trying to say.

But it wasn’t finished.

And I wasn’t satisfied.

So here I am writing a completely different post from what I was expecting because I need to write SOMETHING. I don’t want to neglect this blog, especially since I have progressed so much with my novel. Not submitting any updates would imply that I’m not writing, and that’s not the case at all. So yeah, there seems to be a disconnect that I’m experiencing between writing my novel and writing this blog.

I initially began this blog for a couple reasons:
1. To keep myself accountable
2. To give the outside world/internet a chance to peek into my writing process
3. To get used to people reading what I have to say.

That being said, I never published that blogpost because it did not satisfy any of these reasons. It did not come from the heart. Instead, I was trying to insert my thoughts on current events into my writing process. And that’s where I’ve messed up.

This blog isn’t about that garbage fire of an election, nor is it a critique on literature. It is about me and my process for writing this book. The title should explain it all: it’s a DIARY. I should be able to treat this blog just like I treat my journals: as a means of contemplation, expression and discovery.

Therefore, here’s to 2017 and me getting back to basics!

P.S. I’ve just finished chapter seven and I am SO excited for where this story is headed.

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