Welcome to Write or Die Wednesdays: A Writer's Link-Up!
We are Vashelle and Mia inviting you to partake in some creative writing with us each week.
If you are new to this link-up and are wondering what Write or Die is all about, check it out here!
So, last week our writing prompt was a photo. We had such a great time reading everyone's posts and seeing how we are all inspired by the same photo in different ways.
I was especially impressed [this is Mia right now, btw] by Shelly's poem from last week, "A Field Full of Wishes". It was beautiful. Click here to read it. Shelly doesn't know it yet, but she is our Weekly Featured Writer, weee! :) Show her some love! [OK, back to your regularly scheduled programming!]
This week's prompt is inspired by this line from the song "Unkiss Me" by Maroon 5: "You can't light a fire if the candle's melted." What lights your fire? What inspires you? What's your passion?
Happy writing and happy reading!
Words. Words have always been my passion. Big surprise, right? But it's true. Whether it's reading beautiful words in a book or trying to write beautiful words of my own - words just inspire me. I love how they can invoke certain emotions or provide imagery for entire scenes.
There's nothing better than settling down with a good book, or opening up a blank page that really gets me going.
I always say that someday I want to be a writer. But you know what? I *am* a writer. Right now. Just because I'm not a published author doesn't mean that the words that I write don't have value. They matter to me. In the midst of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo, for those of you in the know), I'm surrounded by tweets and FB posts of people who are writing novels. And I'm envious. Because that's ultimately one of the biggest dreams and passions that I have.
So, this is my promise to myself: Even if it takes me until I'm 80 years old - I'm going to write a novel. I'll work on it here and there, whenever I can fit it into my schedule. But I'm going to do it.
I can't tell you how happy this makes me. I'm feeling inspired. I've said it for a long time, but I have never put this idea that I have down on paper. It's always been "some day." Well that day is TODAY, damn it.
I know it sounds stupid - like, "Mia, if you've always wanted to write a novel, then why haven't you?" Well, the answer is fear. Doubt. Guilt. Insecurity. Feeling like nobody would want to read what I write. Lack of inspiration. But I've been reminding myself these past few months that life is short and that I don't want it to pass me by. Well, here is me following my own advice.
I've got plenty of blank notebooks and a vast collection of pens just calling my name.
My candle is no longer melted. It's time to make this dream a reality.
What is YOUR passion?