Writing fiction is something I have always, ALWAYS wanted to do.
My entire life, I’ve been a reader. I read everything I can get my hands on. Cereal boxes and Sunday comics when I was young — I even got my hands on a hot & sexy romance novel, “Skye O’Malley.”
Everything I have ever wanted to do centers around reading or getting new material to read. My husband has long known that my favorite date is dinner and a bookstore
Recently, I discovered something about myself. I discovered that I’m afraid. I’m afraid to make mistakes and to write. I’m afraid that I’m not going to get it right the first time — or even at all. I’m afraid to let myself just go and PLAY.
Play at writing…
Play with my daughter…
Play with life.
Somewhere, throughout my life, I misplaced that ability. Now when I go to play, I want structure. I want rules. I want to KNOW what I’m supposed to do and to live within those rules that someone else creates for me.
One of the biggest joys in life is that sometimes… sometimes you can just let go.
That’s what I’m going to be doing. I’m going to work towards letting go and letting myself play and learn without any expectations.
So I’ve got a few ideas. I know a few areas that not only do I want to learn more about, but that will help me learn to play as well.
I’ll be sharing those as I go along as well as my own experiences and stories.
Joseph Campbell said to “follow your bliss.” I want to learn what that means.