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I think it is innately part of being a reader is to have thoughts (or consideration) of creating our own stories. I did say before that writing my own story is far-fetch dream because I don’t have the skills to make it happen, thus I never actively tried. But I do have ideas—plenty that I don’t know what to do with it. Sometimes, I found myself visualizing these thoughts, already putting a sequence in my story. Playing around character designs & giving them personalities. I realized I do have the desire to write my own story. That there’s a story in me I’d like to share. But it’s the matter of how to transform these thoughts into words that halts me.

“The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes.”

—Andre Gide

But if I were to write story what do I really want it to be? I want busy ideas. My craving gravitates to action. I also want mythology. I wish to be able to create an elaborate villain/s. I want strong yet fragile MC. I actually want shounen-type of stories. I’m not sure if it’ll have romance (because I’m too meticulous on those). I know I’m too ambitious for someone who doesn’t have the knack to pull it right; that’s why for now I’m contended sealing them inside my head for me to play around. I might be just being difficult to myself but don’t writers want the best for their stories? I always have this thought that authors are the first readers of their own stories so it should please us first before we share it the others. And while I’m not completely giving up, it’s not something I would totally invest my time right now. I think I’m still not ready. I still don’t have a story I sincerely like to write. That I can foresee a concrete ending.

But I want to write a story someday that’s for sure. It could be very awful but the prospect of laying down those words & to read them kinda motivates me. I could be the only reader but that doesn’t sound so bad. I think the fact that you’ll able to create something that was at first residing only in you & that can potentially read by others is amazing enough to try. So perhaps if I were to write a story it still wouldn’t be at this instant; but at least now I’m willing to try.

Are you a writer? Do you aspire to become an author? How many stories have you written? What is your process? Share your tips with me. :D

2016 / 01 / 14

2 Responses to To write or not to write (is not a question anymore).

  1. Eep! I am so happy you’re more open to writing your stories now, Mitchii :D THIS IS SO EXCITING. And even though the time might not be right for you RIGHT NOW, it will come. one day you’ll just have a story that is demanding to be written. And I will wave pompoms for you the entire journey <3

    I have to say, if you lose love for a story or aren't happy with your first try, that is okay. I have a LARGE number of unfinished books on my laptop. You just cant let it get you down. Because not everything is perfect the first time around! Writing is like everything else – you get better the more you do it.

    So, after having so many unfinished stories (because I fell out of love, or because I wasn't happy with what I was doing with them) I finally had the story that I knew I would be able to finish. I wrote it, and then immediately started another one that I finished. So I have written two books :D But like I said, there were many that came before it, haha.

    I am currently writing my third (which I have been for almost a year, but I blame uni for taking up so much of my time), and now that I have graduated, I can spend more time on it! It's not coming as easily as my first two, but that's okay. I know I want to finish it, and I just have to persevere.

    I wish you all the best of luck with your writing, Mitchii! Whenever it is you decide to start ^.^ <3

    • Mitchii G. says:

      That’s really encouraging Chiara! I think love story is so hard because I don’t know how develop the romance despite having read a gajillions of it. Despite what others think I believe romance is still a hard theme to develop naturally. Oh really? Good luck with that! But I heard you wrote fanfics so you already have some sort of training maybe I should start on those? Haha! But really thank you, it’s so sweet of you~! <3333

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