I haven’t been posting a lot here for the past, oh, year and a half? Writing has been immensely difficult for me in those months and at one point I considered giving up on my blog altogether, and I’m glad I stopped myself.
This week I’ve been keeping an eye on all the BBAW posts and tweets and it really helped me remember just how awesome it is to have a space in the wild of the internet where I can write about books and things and have other people read my writing and talk to me about it. (And, of course, in true BBAW fashion I can go and read what they have to say about other things and continue the conversation.)
I struggled mightily with responding to the interview questions for Tuesday’s post. It took me hours to respond to questions about myself, which is of course one topic I happen to know an awful lot about. It was kind of disheartening, but I did manage to do actually write some things and make sense, so I felt pretty good about it.
Then yesterday I wrote a post that made sense and contained words about a specific book AND managed to make the book sound pretty good. It felt absolutely awesomesauce, especially when I read the comments that came in throughout the day and I realized, “Hey, I CAN do this!”
Now look at me. This post has PARAGRAPHS and I’ve only been writing for like ten minutes. I feel like I should get a horse and buggy and suspenders and travel the country side shilling for BBAW ELIXIR: MAGICAL WRITING RENEWAL!
Thanks for making writing words a whole lot less scary, everyone.