Thursday, February 9, 2012

Writing Decisions

I have finally made the decision to push myself forward and become a more dedicated writer. I find that nearing the end of my "career" as an undergraduate student has ignited some type of flame within me. I know that every person who feels that they were born to write has the similar dream of becoming a famous author. I would love to see my name etched across a book cover along with a title of a best-selling novel that I wrote. I know that if I ever want to even get near even publication consideration that I must never give up. Life can be incredibly distracting and difficult. I have a full-time 40-hour-a-week job, 5 undergraduate classes, and basically zero free time for myself right now. The time I can devote to just me, I have decided to give to my writing. I feel that if I can write just one page per day or just a few lines of poetry, I have succeeded in some small way. I know that if I push myself forward I can gain so much more than simply becoming a famous author can give me. Writing seems to teach me things about myself that I am not even aware of until they come out on the page. It is as though I am introducing each side of me to another side of me. I find that being able to paint colorful pictures on a page with words alone is more freeing than anything else I have ever done.

With that said, I leave this page with a couple of awesome quotes:

"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say."   ~Ana├»s Nin

"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you." ~Ray Bradbury

Write your heart out!

Copyright (c) Emily D. Wood

Photo by: Photl
Quotes compliments of Quotegarden


  1. Emily, I love the quotes! I agree that if we can just put something on a page everyday, we have accomplished something big. Reality is bitter-sweet. It's distracting yet without it we have no inspiration. Happy writing!

  2. I love your honest approach! Very inspiring post, I think I have a writer in me!!? I am not sure I am ready to face that part yet! Good that you can! ;)

    Keep it up!

    New follower!:)

    Komal @ The Review Girl

    1. I used to say all the time "I want to be a writer. I want to write," but I never gave myself true goals to aim for. I feel I am ready at this point in my life to be serious about writing and becoming an author. I know I will get bruises and scrapes along the way. I am ready for the journey.

      Happy writing!