Saturday, August 18, 2012

To write

Well, hello there, friends!  When I opened up my blog tonight, I had to blow a little dust off of it.  That's my fault, I suppose.

The thing is, I really don't know what to blog about these days.  I'm still very much an optimist, and want to spread the message of happiness far and wide--which was the aim of this blog before.  But I don't feel like I can really add much to what I've already shared on the subject (in other words, this is a plug for the blog archives.  Check them out!).  I don't necessarily want to turn this into a generic, theme-less blog.  But what I want the most now... is to just write.  I'll let the topics come as they may; I just want to write.

We'll probably get caught up with time, but I will at least mention that my career path has changed (again) since the last time I talked about it here.  There are still important decisions to be made, experiments to try, time to pass... but right now I've got it narrowed down to public relations or journalism.  The way I see it, though, whatever career I choose, there will be a lot of writing involved.  So if I want to excel in my life's work, I need to practice.

Every day.

I grew up with a passion for writing.  Ever since I could hold a pencil, I've loved crafting stories, finding the best ways to say things, just playing with words.  In so many ways, it's shaped who I am.  But life gets busy; and especially these last few years, life has been busy.  I simply haven't had the time or the energy to be a writer.  I lost my passion for a while.

But, deep down...

I'm a writer.

I have always been a writer.

And I always want to be a writer.

I have some very special people to thank for helping me find my passion again.  I consider myself so blessed to have such a wonderful girlfriend who happens to be a writer, too (and a very good writer, at that.  Also, I want to make her blush when she reads this.).  We have great writer friends, in whose company we share writing samples, exchange feedback, and offer encouragement to one another.  I hope they know how much I appreciate them.  They have been instrumental in awakening the passion once more in me to write, and to write every day.  And I think they would be proud of that.

So, what does this mean for the blog?

Beats me.  I don't plan on writing here every day.  My goal is just to write every day.  This blog will likely see more action because of that, but I also have a novel that I'm working on.  I want a variety of places where I can practice... so, keep an eye on my other, new blog, too!  I call it The Zebra and the Apple, and I'll be using it as a place to put the (somewhat crazy) fairy tales I write.  With two blogs, I should have enough to keep things alive and entertaining for you, dear readers.

It's good to be back.

Thanks to Rachel for the picture!


Jaron Frost said...

Woo hoo! Go Nathan! I really enjoy your writing when you bring it to writing group, so hopefully this means we get to read more of it. Hooray!

Rachel Frost said...

Yay! I don't think there's anything wrong with blogging what just comes to mind. People always advise that the blog has to have a theme, but... people seem to enjoy what I write about and I'm split four or five ways, so...

I'm happy to have something to do with you writing again. I am so happy to have you in our group. (And I'm glad you finally got around to reading my book! I hope you liked it.) :)

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