Jumping Back Into Writing Fiction

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Day 16 of #100DaysToOffload

When I was younger, I was always writing. My mom would call me a journalist because I would always carry a notebook and pen with me. I wrote about a lot of things: my life, my thoughts, my dreams, and little stories. I used to say drawing was a pinnacle of my identity but as much as I love drawing and as much as I hate to admit it, writing comes much easier to me.

There was a point in my life where I largely stopped creating in general and this probably the biggest regret I have. I didn't read as much (novels and graphic novels alike), either. I feel like that long break stunted a lot of growth I could have had in my skills.

However, I'm slowly trying to get back into the swing of things. I've been trying to hone my drawing skills again, after not drawing since high school. I've also been trying to write more.

A group of my friends from university formed a little writing group. Every few weeks we are given a prompt and would submit a piece relating to that prompt. The past couple of years I've been on and off with my submissions but now I'm trying my hardest to submit something for each prompt.

Some days, it's easy to write and some days it's not so easy.

I am currently procrastinating on writing for said prompt right now. In the beginning, words were flowing out of me like crazy but now I'm at a point where I don't really know how to jump from point A to point B in a timely manner (we try to keep submissions around 5,000 words long so people don't have to read too much).

This highlight a problem that I have in many areas of my life: I'm really great at starting things and not finishing them. Finishing is always the hardest part. However, I've made a promise to myself to finish this submission. So, finish it I will. Well... I'll work on finishing it right after I publish this blog post, of course.