Writing goals and the need for inspiration…

As a writer, I am always looking for inspiration. The writer’s group on Twitter is a fantastic resource when attempting to write anything worthy of publication. Due to the lack of focus, I left Twitter for several months.

I am not comfortable referring to myself as a writer. True, I write a blog, and have several novels in the works, but writer/author are titles for those who have published short stories, poetry, or novels.

I haven’t done any of those things yet, thus these titles aren’t mine to claim.

However, I have had several articles published via Mississippi Christians Writer Association. I am thankful they have published these articles. It gives me a sense of accomplishment, and motivation to continue the writer’s path. It’s not easy being a writer, it takes a large amount of discipline and focus. Many days, I think it is too much for me to muster the needed discipline and focus, however, I made myself a promise to complete one of my writings this year and to continue my blog.

The end of 2019 saw me lapse into a rut where I missed more days of writing than I produced. This year will be different. I hope to attend several writers’ conferences and expand my knowledge of writing. At some point, I hope to start college again (if I qualify for more money through the VA) and get a degree in English. Surely, most of my college experience will transfer over. If I am unable to go to college, I will still focus on writing.

There are several reasons I choose to write. One reason is because it is therapeutic for me to sort through my feelings concerning war, depression and PTSD. I hope my experiences will help someone see they aren’t alone; and they can overcome whatever they are facing. This is what makes the writers group on Twitter so great. So many folks are writing, and we all have our experiences to draw from. The encouragement we share with each other is amazing, and I am proud to be a part of it.

I am going to call it day for now, but if the Lord gives me breath tomorrow, I will be writing again.

Take care.

28 January 2020

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