Hey All! I thought I’d do a different type of post for my 100th POST!!!! I started this blog in March of last year and who knew that I’d make it to one hundred posts less than a year later. On top of that, I’m more of a lover of fiction writing, so to be so in tune with this non-fiction format has definitely revealed some things to me as a person and writer. I never thought I could get my points and beliefs across in non-fiction as well as I do in fiction, but 100 posts, eighty plus followers, and passionate inspirations shared later, I’ve proven that my ability to commit to non-fiction is not so shabby.
So… What’s my post about today?! I just wanted to basically encourage anyone that believes they have a passion for writing to do the inevitable and just start writing. Whatever your preferable genre or format, just get to it! Maybe you have your life story you want to share? You could just want to write a ‘how-to’ about your favorite hobby or expertise? Are poems your things? How about plays? Screen writes? Essays? Do you like writing about other people’s lives? Into entertainment reporting? Whatever it is. If it’s writing you want to do, make it happen.
And don’t think your writing has to be public. You’re still a writer even if no one else ever lays eyes on your piece. I’ve been writing since I was seven and it took me almost twenty years to realize that I was a writer. The bigger question is, is it your passion? Do you think of nothing but writing, putting your thoughts on paper or tapping away at the computer screen? Well, bring your passion to life. Do it more often. Be more consistent with it. Become more effective at it. Read other writers’ work. All the time. Find a writing mentor. You should want to be great at your passion!
There is a difference between being a writer and being a writer with a passion for writing. Which one are you? In either case, if writing is something you want to do or do more of, the only thing to do is to get to it. Yet, if writing is your passion, the only thing to do is to take it more seriously, be persistent, consistent, and diligent in writing. The token you’re trying to gain with a passion for writing is the happiness that follows in doing so. Writing is as writing does. What are you writing about?
If you’re reading this blog for the first time, welcome and I hope you enjoy my journey of encouraging passionate living and following your passion. If you’re back visiting, continue to follow my journey. It’s been a very rewarding ride and I couldn’t ask for it to have happened any differently!
Until the 101st post and in the words of my father: “FIND YOUR PASSION AND RUN WITH IT!”