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WHY WRITING MEANS SO MUCH TO ME… and why even though I’ve had an on-and-off relationship with it so far, I’m determined to keep going

Hello everyone…. I think we can all agree that at the very least, 2020 was a strange (although this hardly, hardly does it justice) year, and over the past 7 years of my life it was the first year which I did not engage in any writing whatsoever. I was overwhelmed by A Levels, and even though with lockdown I had more time on my hands, I just did not feel motivated or inspired to write (in fact, it was the very least of my concerns… simply adjusting to lockdown in a house with 7 other people was overwhelming, to say the least). I don’t want to jinx anything, but I know that the past few days have really changed my approach to writing that 2020 almost cemented in me (which was uncertainty, demotivation and lack of inspiration) and now with the second lockdown and my exams cancelled (don’t even ask about that because I don’t know what to even think lol) I feel like I almost have more room in my head to get back into writing. So really, this post is all about me talking about why writing means so much to me, why it’s so important to me that I get back into it and not abandon this special hobby to rot in the corner of my brain. I think a writer’s purpose is something that is very personal and unique to each individual – we all have our own way of dealing with things, expressing ourselves and voicing our own opinions – and every reason is valid – so I would love to hear what everyone else’s “purpose” as a writer is! 🙂

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I’ve Been Trying to Write a Book for Almost 6 Years | Why It Hasn’t Happened Yet

It’s TRUE!! Maybe I haven’t been actively trying for the past almost-six-years, but I have been participating in creative writing courses, trying to write again and again (I have countless word documents to prove it) and reading as much as I possibly can (this blog and my Goodreads are evidence of it). So why hasn’t it happened yet??

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Am I Doing NanoWriMo???

Hey everyone!

So NanoWriMo is upon us and in case you didn’t know – I, too, am an aspiring writer (see more about this here) and of course I’d want to take part in NanoWriMo, right? The annual event that pushes so many writers to reach their writing goals and publish books!!

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