Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Write or Die Wednesdays: Light My Fire.


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.

                                      


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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!]

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Write or Die Wednesdays




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!

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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? 







4 comments:

  1. Oh Mia, I would proudly tell everyone I know about how my amazing friend in Virginia is an author and should read her book. I'd also like a signed copy, please! Don't give up on your dream! You have such a talent for words and your passion shows. xoxo

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  2. It just takes that first step to begin something. You will always have those silly voices in your head that say you can't or shouldn't. We have to learn to be louder than those voices. You CAN write that novel!!!

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  3. I would absolutely read your novel! I totally understand the fear, but I think writing a novel even if no one reads would be a huge accomplishment in itself and something to be very proud of.

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  4. You are *such* a writer. Being a writer is a state of mind, it is not something you can measure by how many books you have published. Being published is a hell of an affirmation though, and YOU CAN DO IT!

    Funny, but my scheduled post for tommorow is "8 Ways to Conquer Fear." Maybe one of my ways will resonate with you :)

    YOU CAN DO IT, GIRLFRIEND! YOU ARE GOOD!

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