my wife @black_rainbow bought me a journal for christmas, with a card inside saying (in very nice words which made me cry) that she expects me to use it and that my words matter and this quote:
“the pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.” - vladimir nabokov.
this is because i have a journal/notebook fetish and buy them often, but never write in them because i don't feel like anything i could write would be good enough or special enough to physically write it down.
so anyway, i decided that the best way to go about it would be to use the bullet journal method to record my story/character ideas/random thoughts etc. that way i can write things down as and when they pop into my head whatever they are without worrying that things are out of order or irrelevant to whatever else i've been writing about. if you're ocd about order or find it hard to keep track of your thoughts/ideas when you journal or just plain weird like me, i really recommend you try bullet journalling. i love it.
the real point of this post was to say that i fought the fear and started using my journal to write down some ideas for characters i've had floating around in my head for years but been too afraid to do anything with.
i don't know anything about writing. i just know that i enjoy it and it used to help me deal with my feelings when i was younger (somehow it was easy then). it's something i want to do but i'm afraid and i feel stupid for even thinking it's something i could pursue for real. i've been reading @kseniaanske's blog posts about writing and they're really inspirational. it helps to know i'm not alone in being afraid and thinking i'm ridiculous to even try.
so it looks like i can cross one thing off my 2015 to-do list so far
currently reading: the art of asking by @amandapalmer
thinking about putting my book list on here but i haven't figured out enough about @ello to know how to link from one ello post to another
(or even if that's possible). can anyone help?
edit: it is possible now to actually put my book list on here.