Why write content into books and blogs or anything of short stories, poems?
This is a question that many writers will come across in their lives, sometimes in interviews, it can be a go to question. A very good question too, as the writer would need to have a pretty good idea of why they do it in the first place, wouldn’t they?
Here are a few of the reasons why I write.
Part of which is because of a time in my life where I could not understand what was going on. In my head, within my emotions and all around me.
This corona virus situation and the element of how surreal it is. This is the type of position I found myself in in my own life. I needed a way in which to help convince myself of what it was that my own reality actually was. I found that reviewing my own life was something very difficult to do. I did not want to shy away from my emotional pains and in a sense, I didn’t want to create anything inside of my mind that might cause me to go “clinically insane”. That being said, I do not think I would have had to go very far from where I was.
Then came the writing.
Writing my own memories down and the thoughts and feelings that were attached, in that instance it was a time in my life that I needed to do, exactly that.
The review period was to help me to piece together some of my life and the memories. I strongly needed to figure out what was going on, what had occurred and where will I go with it all.
The surreal nature that was occurring around me was indeed strong. I needed a way to convince myself that it was all real. I needed to write it all down to bring myself to a place where I could cry my eyes out. I needed to write it all down to bring myself to that big sigh of relief. I needed to find a corner to turn, a strand of fiber inside of myself that I needed find and to cling on to, to prevent a spiral down fall or emotional hermitage.
From all my searching for answers, from all my searching to find myself, to find a beginning and end to my pains, I found writing.
My notes at that time, brought about a huge pile of notebooks and paper on my desk. I even began to develop somewhat of a passive aggressive relationship with my keyboard. I am quite certain that there are many writers who will agree with that kind of relationship with there place of where they write.
There were times that I had to stand up and walk away because I was becoming too emotional, there were other days that I sat totally blocked and no writing occurred.
The bottom line was that the more that I wrote it all out for myself to read, the more and more I felt that my own story is so unbelievable that I thought it cannot be true. I still was weak in my mind and my emotional self had been beat up pretty bad in life.
I was encouraged to compile all of my notes into a manuscript and create a book.
I was not too convinced that I had the content for a book.
I went ahead and compiled my notes into a book and this book is titled, TWO sons TOO many. It is a memoir, not just any old memoir though.
TWO sons TO many is my debut memoir.
In making an attempt to convince myself that I can rebuild myself, when I made a huge effort to bring to the world my first ever book and a very large, large piece of my life. I did it to help others too, I wanted to bring my story to the world and make an effort that my own story could help somebody, anybody; to find their own strength when they might find themselves in times of “struggle”, “adversity” or any time in their lives where someone might find a need to re~calibrate their own perspective.
To use the trials and tribulations of my own twisting and turning life and bring these, my story to others in an effort to help.
Putting books together and doing all the aspects required in making a book and getting it circulating have been a real eye opening curve in my own writing career. To think it is all roses in the garden, so to speak. It is not, however it has become what I do now and I have enjoyed some major satisfactions in my short writing career.
Meeting some wonderful people, both in personal and through online platforms has been a massive great lift to my writing.
I would like to tell you something encouraging to anyone who is in the position of writing their own first book right now.
Keep writing & I will tell you why.
Imagine this for a moment, please, seriously I would like you to imagine this. One day you will speak with an absolute stranger who will have read your book and they will be very happy to discuss your book with you. A stranger will give you a review of your work and you will become overjoyed that another human being recognizes your efforts in writing and that someone wishes to discuss with you all about your own book.
This my writing friends is an absolutely beautiful feeling to have in your writing life.
I have written only 4 books to date so far, I have done oh so much more than just write books since.
I have created a website to showcase my writing, I write this blog right here to bring about a snippet in to my why and how I have continued to write to offer my own experience and expertise in areas of life to offer “help” / “assistance” to others out there who may be in a not so good place right now. I have stumbled upon a magnificent cycle in life and I would like to have you consider this right now for a second. The cycle that I have found myself in is a virtuous cycle. What is this? The cycle is how I have received some tremendous, heartfelt response and reviews of my writing and my books. When a random stranger tells to you that they have gained great inspiration from one of your books, this is very inspiring to me/you, the writer.
The virtuous cycle continues and to be inspired by reader’s inspired feelings is a beautiful cycle to be involved in.
Here are the names of the 4 books I have written to date, give them a try. I would love to hear your feedback. Don’t wait until the movie comes out. Know the book first, ha ha.
TWO sons TOO many, memoir.
17 & Life, memoir.
MY Grief the last 2 years, Compilation of
blogs & poems.
Layman’s Handbook in life, Self~help.
All of these titles can be found on all the various amazon websites and are available to download straight away or order paperback for delivery.
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