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Getting Back to my Writing

Discussion in 'Social' started by Marlene, Jul 26, 2007.

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  1. Marlene

    Marlene I'm a VIP Premium Member

    Lately I've been thinking about getting back to my writing. First time in a couple of years I've even thought of it. It popped back up recently and won't go away.

    I'm not sure why, but when I went through the stress of my father's and then my sister's death, I wrote more than ever before. After my father died I wrote a book (I mean literally a book) in the space of about six weeks. I doubt I would ever try to have it published. Too much of myself in that one.

    The story I'm writing now is about 2/3 of the way done (approx. 60,000 words). But I stopped writing about two years ago. I couldn't think of an ending and then the desire for writing just...went away. The last couple of years is the first time in my life ever that I haven't written.

    But in the last couple of weeks I've been rereading my current story and thinking about it a lot. Then the other day in the shower the ending popped into my head. Woo-hoo! Now I know how to finish it. I just have to finish sketching out the details and start writing again.

    It may not seem like much, but I feel like I found another part of myself that I'd lost.

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  3. She Cat

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    Maybe in a few weeks you will be able to post under the PTSD success stories when you actually write... "The End"...

    Great job!!!!!!!:claps::claps:

  4. hodge

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    Oh, good for you, Marlene! I'm a writer, too. Well, by profession, non-fiction and reference. But I've written poetry and short stories as well. I've only recently started to think about that other writing again, also. Good luck with your story, though the length almost sounds like a novella? :) I just love it when the inspiration hits me in the bathtub or in bed in the middle of the night, when I really don't want to go to my desk, haha.
  5. Marlene

    Marlene I'm a VIP Premium Member

    Wendy: I doubt it will be a few weeks. I've got to get myself back into the 'mode' to finish writing. I will be happy when I can put 'The End' to this story. This has been unfinished for too long.

    Hodge: No novella. I've got about 20-30,000 more words to write...minimum. The more I've thought about getting back to writing, the more ideas I'm remembering that I had before. I do love those inspirational moments,though. Been a while since I've had one. Feels nice to want to do something that I've always enjoyed. I have a lot of rereading to do to get myself back into the story.

    Thanks for the support.

  6. kers

    kers I'm a VIP

    Good for you, Lisa! Finding the confidence and motivation to continure something you're passionate about is awesome.
  7. wildfirewildone

    wildfirewildone Well-Known Member

    :thumbs-up Your getting back to writing is GREAT!!!! I belong to a Writers' Group that meets every Wed. eve at our local library....I mostly do poetry but several months ago started one a book about my life with PTSD....That's kind of just sitting there for now....One of the biggest way to continue writing is to set a certain time every week to sit down for an hour and just write..It's a firm discipline but I have found that it works well especially when done twice a week....KEEPING THE PEACE
  8. Marlene

    Marlene I'm a VIP Premium Member

    Kers and wildfire...sorry. I had a big brain cramp. I thought I had replied to your posts with a thank you for the support. There I go...thinking again. It tends to get me into all sorts of trouble.

    So...thanks for your replies. Encouragment and support is so important. I sat down and started mapping the ending of the book. Still have to finish rereading the last few chapters I wrote to get my head wrapped around the story. As I'm reading, I've forgotten all that I'd put in it. So it's been fun rediscovering this story.

    Thanks again all,
  9. mouse

    mouse Well-Known Member

    Im so happy to hear that your getting back to writting , in a sense back to youself, it is always great news to hear anyone who has this little inconvience called PTSD is able to look to the future and see accomplishments and forward thinking this is great. I'M so happy for you that you are looking towards finishing your book and im sure with that will come great joy and you being able to squish back some of the PTSD Congrats I hope that soon I will be able to look to the future and see "The End" in my book too.
  10. Marlene

    Marlene I'm a VIP Premium Member

    Hmmm...never thought about it as a look to the future or forward thinking. It's just something I wanted to finish. I'm going to have to let that one stew for a bit.

    Thanks for a different point of view to think about.

  11. anthony

    anthony Silently Watching Founder

    Lisa, damn well done to you. Your work, your efforts, your results. Congratulations and extremely happy for you.
  12. Grama-Herc

    Grama-Herc I'm a VIP

    Well, sounds like you have been busy during my absence. I actually did not know that you wrote. Learn something new everyday! I am so happy for you. To be able to begin recovering and claiming lost parts of your life and to begin to get back to "normal' is such a success for you and your family. I could almost see your beautiful smile while I was reading you post. You will need to start getting ready to come and see the new place. It is not quite ready for public viewing, but it is getting close. But to repeat myself I am so Happy for you.
  13. Marlene

    Marlene I'm a VIP Premium Member

    Anthony: I'm happy for me, too. I'm enjoying the little spurts of creativity that keep popping up. I've missed them. Didn't even realize it until they came back. Also having another small piece click back into place for me...that makes me feel a little more like Lisa.

    Herc: Success...I like that word. Has a lot of 'umph' behind it. Thanks for your kind words. BTW-you name the time and I'm there ready to tie the feed bag on! I can't wait to meet your mother. She sounds like a hoot!

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