Me? Doing a discussion post? Wild, I know. I’ve noticed that pretty much all of my content was reviews or list posts. I want to try and branch out a little bit, have all kinds of content, and just see what works for me. So, one of my only ideas right now is discussion posts. I don’t know how many of these I will be able to do, since I feel like I don’t have enough to say on enough topics for it to be an appropriate post. But I’m going to give it a try. For this one, I’m talking about words, but words in relation to writing and how I find them to be hard and challenging in my life right now.
In all, I do write a lot of words here, on my blog. All my posts average out at around 300 – 400 words before I add synopsis and other fluff stuff. I think I have found my voice, or at least gotten comfortable talking here. It’s done best when I let my mind relax and not think too hard about what kind of flaws might be there. Those words used to be hard, but I’m getting better!
I do struggle still with writing reviews. Sometimes it is finding out what to say or how to articulate my feelings, but it’s mostly about feeling like my opinions aren’t valid. Like, what if I read it wrong? Or what if it missed something? Or did I not understand the theme and sound like a complete idiot? It’s been a process, but I’ve been learning that my opinions are just my opinions. They’re not wrong, people can disagree with them if they like, but I can think what I choose to think. I’m happy to be learning this. It allows to me enjoy books more and the freedom to dislike them if that’s simply how I feel. I can also respect other people’s opinions more and enjoy reading reviews more than I did!
I am also working on a project that is going to be novel length. Those words are hard. I love the story I’m writing with a freaking passion, but actually getting the words down is a struggle pretty much every single time I sit down to write. I don’t have an explaintion for it other than words are hard and that’s alright. If I love this story enough, I’ll find the courage to push through. And if I don’t, I don’t. That’s scary to admit, but I think it’s a step in the right direction. Plus, I really, really love my story, even if words are hard.
I also write a good amount of words for school, but I don’t think I want to touch on those. They’re good practice, I guess it’s just not how I would choose to spend my time. And I think my distaste for them comes from a lack of self-confidence.
Alright! I’m not quite what this post ended up being, but I think I like it? It’s kind of a mush of a bunch of my thoughts, which is kinda fun, I guess. I know I like it, but let me know what you think, if you’d like!
Thank you for reading!