You might be wondering where I've been these past few weeks. To keep it simple and straightforward, I've been writing - A LOT. I've devoted most of my non-work days to writing, submitting creative non-fiction articles, and planning out my second novel. I've missed blogging the past little while, but I've become incredibly inspired to focus more on my personal writing and I feel like I've made some pretty good strides for only a month and a bit of giving it more attention. I've also set a few goals for myself - some that I've accomplished and some that I'm hoping to by the end of the summer.
Ever since moving back home and spending more time writing content for my job, I couldn't suppress the urge to start taking my personal writing more seriously. As much as I'd like to want a "normal", stable, 9-5 job that I can go to and come back from without worry, my heart just isn't with it. I've always loved to write and it's about time that I accept it as a career path I want to take, if only to see where it leads me. So, to move my writing career forward I've made it a point to spend my days off working on an articles and short stories for publication, submitting old writing to literary journals in Toronto and out of the country, and to begin planning out my second novel rather than just letting the idea that's been bouncing around in my head for a few years die.
Because this creative writing has become such a big part of my life, I want to merge it with my passion for blogging and start posting about my writing journey, my day-to-day life and struggles, and maybe a bit of advice for other aspiring authors. I'll probably still do a few beauty and style posts here and there, but I'm not making any promises.
So, for the next few months, you can find me crouched over my laptop (either in my bedroom or at a coffee shop) with a coffee in hand and dark bags under my eyes. I know that writing a novel is going to be a difficult journey, but to add that onto my writing job and my articles is going to be an entirely different project to tackle. Fingers crossed that it works out and I don't feel like abandoning it all after a few weeks.