2009: To Write or to Become a Writer?

A friend of mine once blurted out that I should become a writer (?)

Once in a blue moon, a very long time ago – which seems to be like a lifetime ago – I write a short story about a girl and her friends living under the same roof. She’s a geek and once in a while experienced hyperventilation due to the pressure from people surrounding her whenever facing a deadline. Sounds like me!

Coming back to today, I would never see myself becoming a writer. Ever. I was never really that imaginative. I could never see the bigger picture of a setting. I didn’t see myself finding an ending to a story.

In 2009 though, Fashionesedaily has entrusted me with the task to write for them. I officially join their editorial team in April and I still couldn’t believe it until now that they have given me the avenue to fulfill my passion. At the office, I was never the one to go for writing material. I have never been a good writer. I’m lacking the word, structure and the correctness of grammar to do the task. But for the trust that the team has given me, I am deeply challenged. So from then on, I struggle to write at my best.

So 2010, in order to better myself as a writer, I’m setting up goals.

Task: minimum 12 articles per month for publishing purposes and try not to cram it over the period of 2 weekends. Quality not quantity!

 Additional goal: to write 5 pieces everyweek, if possible one piece a day (I deserve 2 days off like work as well!). This is including the above number. Write everything or anything, just write! Because practice, makes perfect!

To read: at least 2 writing books, because learning is not a dead-end street. It is a circle that will always start afresh.

Regularly: read articles, any articles to enrich my knowledge.

With this, I hope that in 2010 I can write better. But to become a writer? I may not be on that path yet.

Thank you 2009, I would have ever thought I would have the previllege to write.

 

2009: To Write or to Become a Writer?

2009: About a blog!

I’m spending the final couple of hours of 2009 in my daughter’s bed, with nothing better to do than to write. I’ve been neglecting my blog (again!), so I thought what better way to spend these final hours than to write (not?).

Sad I know, but I’m trying to put everything in writing so I have the perspective outlined clearly if someday my hideous mind decided to loose it’s perspective.

Why I blog and why I neglect? I blog because I want to keep a memoirs of my emotion from chain of events happening in my life. I am not the bubbly girl everyone thought I am. What I am is, grey, gloomy, cranky, fierce but always try to be positive and strong despite everything. What shaped me is how I deal with these emotions that came so strongly and sometimes I became emotionally inept that people seemed to think I’m an Ice queen. Believe me, on the inside It’s more or less can be described as thunderstorm!

I neglect because most of the time I’m such a hiprocryte! I’m too lazy of doing anything AT ALL!  It’s as basic as that.

My goal is to become a better person in 2010. Easier said than done, of course!

I keep chanting to myself, I can get through this, I can do better, I can be better.

So better, here I come, ready or not! I hope I am ready. For the better. Ok, I keep repeating myself. But to repeat something is good, so it got imprinted within the mind, and the mind automatically do.

2009: About a blog!