Writing anything can be pretty difficult. I wrote poetry for years and didn’t become GOOD at it for quite some time. I got so good in fact that I was asked to be published in poetry books a few times. I declined most of them because I was boujie and didn’t enjoy the samples of other peoples work compared to mine.
I stopped writing poetry some years ago. I just lost my passion for it.
I starting writing my short novels as a hobby last year and it has become my new passion (aside from beautifying someones head)
But writing isn’t always an easy thing to do. If the words aren’t just flowing from your fingers it can become hard and even stressful. I never want it to be hard and stressful which is why my third book currently titled “Another Relationship” seems to be taking be forever to get anywhere.
This book is different from my previous work ( which are still available for purchase by the way here ) . It’s going to be a full length novel for one and while my characters are African American, I’d like for this story to be relatable to ALL people not just MY people. I never want to be placed in a box. So I’ve worked tirelessly on my character development. I’ve been working closely with people who don’t mind telling me the truth about something I’ve written, and are willing to get me together about whatever it is.
The thing about writing is, even though I take it seriously I never want it to become something so serious that I no longer enjoy doing it. It’s just like blogging for me, I only do it when I feel like it.
Any other writer out there that just go with the flow? Oh and while you’re here go check out my guest post about writing male characters over at Being Mrs. Jones.