Q & A; January 1st

Hello my darlings!
So for one of my new year’s resolutions, I finally started this interactive writing journal!
It is called “Q&A a day for Writers: 1 Year Journal

I am so thrilled to start this writing journey! Writing used to be one of my favorite hobbies when I was younger, but unfortunately I was required to have 18 pages of written material every year during high school. So I kind of grew annoyed with writing. It takes a lot of creativity and brain power to write well. I didn’t want to use all of my energy writing for fun just to turn around and have to write for school as well, so I ended up not writing at all after high school. I have been out of high school for a year and a half now, and I must say I am starting to miss it.
Luckily, a family friend gifted me this wonderful writer’s journal as a graduation present back in June of 2017. I wasn’t able to start it last year, but I have started it this year! I cannot wait for all the writing prompts throughout the year, and I hope to purge my writer’s block fully.

I figured it might be nice to post these prompts, and my answers, on this blog for all to see.
Won’t you join me on this journey?

January 1;
In her essay "Fail Better," Zadie Smith says, "The very reason I write is so that I might not sleepwalk
through my entire life."
Why do you write? What does it do for you?
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I haven't always written.
I used to write because it was a way to create something that was my own. A way to escape the real
world. I wrote because it was exciting to come up with "new" words, new creatures, new worlds.
I stopped writing because it was too hard to escape the real world. Now I want to write to express
myself. I want to lay bare my thoughts, my struggles, feelings, goals. I want to create something
that I can remember. I want to be able to look back and compare where I was to where I am now.

I want to inspire myself to make mistakes, and despite those mistakes to keep moving on.

I write, to be better.

Thank you darlings, for taking the time to read my blog posts.
I am so inspired for this year, I cannot wait to see what we all will accomplish!

– Des

4 thoughts on “Q & A; January 1st

  1. I wrote an Instagram post about this very question! So I am going to be lazy and just copy and paste it. (Yes, I am in fact the worst lol)
    I write for my past self diagnosed with depression who fought to survive. When only the words of others could light up my world full of perpetual darkness.
    I write for my present self who after finally committing pen to paper and believing I had a story to tell, found that my own words would again save me.
    I write for my future self hoping my words will continue to rescue not only me again and again, but those readers who might need a guiding light.

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