I have been writing since I was in the third grade. It was one of those assignments where you drew a picture and then wrote a three sentence story about the picture underneath. While most of my classmates were completing one story, I had created three. These words, these stories just spilled out of me effortlessly. If only someone had been there to encourage me. In middle-school I became a typical angsty teenager and discovered goth and vampires (the Anne Rice variety). That is when I began to notice that I didn’t quite fit in with the other kids. On the outside I blended in well (except for the bushy hair) but on the inside I was from another planet; or so I thought. This just made me retreat into myself more and turn to my writing. I was a big time daydreamer and would just sit in my room fantasizing for hours. I created a new world for myself and I lived there happily throughout my adolescences . In high school I turned to poetry. Mostly the “I’m an emotional, misunderstood, angsty teenager” genre, but it worked as a good outlet for my emotions that I hardly expressed outwardly.
After high school I stopped writing for about seven years. It wasn’t until I was finishing up my degree in writing that I began writing again. I was a bit rusty and behind the other student who hadn’t taken time off from perusing a college degree. And my inadequate high school curriculum left me always playing catch-up with my peers in the grammar department. Even now I still feel like I’m missing some of the fundamentals; which is why my focus was on creative writing.
After college I again took another seven year break from writing. This time I fault severe writers block. Writing for me much like listening to music is very personal and emotional; so it is not an easy task to undertake. The fact that I have thirty years of repressed emotions makes it quite difficult to even want to start. In fact I started this blog over a year ago and have yet to write anything. Recently I began writing a blog with my best friend Joseph about all of our outings. Since then I have been finding it easier to write and hope to take that momentum and expand on it in my personal blog. My main purpose for this blog is to work on my writing skills and develop a writing discipline; which I have always been lacking in. I feel like I have so much crammed into my brain and so little time to get it all out, but at least I’m trying. So this is me reviving my passion for writing, rediscovering the writing in me and relearning just how to do it.