Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Few Thoughts on Writing

Writing is something that I have always done in one form or another for most of my life.

When I was a child it was making up crazy stories about creatures that only existed in my head. After that I went through a phase where I pretended to be part investigator/part writer attempting to convince anyone that would listen that my neighbors were government spies who kept odd hours because they had to send information off to different parts of the globe. As a teenager I spent hours writing “Dear Diary” entries filling notebooks with the latest news about school, boys, and friends. Sometime after that I started journaling more seriously. Eventually that gave way to blogging.

Now though, I’ve been giving a lot of though to what other sorts of writing I can do. I’ve recently tossed my hat into the freelance ring but I want more. I want to write words that matter, that reach people. I want to put more time and effort into my writing, whether that is here on this blog or in some other project that has been taking shape in the back of my mind. I want to communicate and convey more effectively what I’m thinking and feeling.

I want to explore more avenues with my writing. And maybe open some new doors in the process.