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Writing Makes My World Go Round

Writing stories has been a passion of mine since I was 9 years old, but I didn’t really pick up on it hardcore until I was 14 years old. I would write odd short stories here and there up until then but they were really bad and not that great that I may never EVER share them with anyone cause they were just bad.

I started writing at 9 years old when I got my first notebook. Before then, I was that kid with the active imagination. I always had thoughts going through my head. And they were out of the ordinary. When I got my first notebook, I was writing little fantasy-ish stories non-stop. I was crazy! But it kinda died down when I got into Secondary School cause I knew I had to focus on my school work more than my stories.

At 13, I started to write fanfictions. The usual band fanfictions that included bands such as My Chemical Romance. And I never saw the problem with writing things like that. I still never shared them with anyone at this point. I always kept my stories to myself. And I continued to write very bad and rather cringy fanfictions when I read them back through the notebooks I used back then today.

Now, the deep stuff comes. When I was 14, my grandma died. She was the one person that meant the most to me. She always knew how much my stories meant to me. She loved to see me writing instead of typing away on my phone and when she died, I felt devastated. My stories started getting deep. They were still fanfictions, but there were lots of bad points to them, like death and mental illness, self-harming and suicide. Why did I write this? Because of the way I felt. I felt sad to have lost the most important person in my life. Writing about that stuff made me feel better. I felt like writing about suicide and self-harming made me not want to do it to myself in real life.

I also dealt with very bad bullying at my school. Anything that was said about you would never die down. It would stay with you until you left that place. And the teachers did nothing about the bullying. I would write a lot in class to help the bad feelings go away. It felt like escaping into my own little world. In my own little world, there would be no criticism. No bullying. Everyone listens to each other and helps each other. There is no devastation. No ridiculing. And I loved to escape into my very own world!

I’m proud of the box of old notebooks I now keep in my wardrobe. I loved writing in notebooks then because having a laptop with a word processor when I was a kid wasn’t really a thing. I was late being introduced to the internet, but I don’t see a problem with that. It hasn’t changed who I am today. I don’t see what the problem with 6 years of using notebooks instead of a computer is. There is nothing wrong with a bit of old fashion. Looking through some of my old notebooks at the stories I wrote makes me smile.

Now at 17 years old, I am writing about fantasy stuff again like I did at 9 years old, and I miss how fun it was to be writing fantasy. I am proud to be a writer. Writing has made me who I am today. It makes me smile when my feelings and everything going on inside the brain of mine is written down on a piece of paper or typed up on a computer. Writing gives me a voice. Writing makes my world go round!

Lydia Xx

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My 2017 goals and 2016 accomplishments.

I may be late to do this little post, but I thought it would be cool to go through my 2016 accomplishments and my 2017 goals. 2016 was not a bad year for me. Though I didn’t make goals for last year, and there’s not much that I achieved that year either.

The only thing I achieved last year is to finish the plan and outline my fantasy story that I have been planning for almost 3 years. Now I finally finished that and started writing it on January 1st. (New year, new book) With that, I plan to do either weekly or monthly updates on how my writing is going. I have made some goals for 2017. Hopefully, I can achieve most, if not, all of these goals that I have set myself. Some of them are writing based and some are not. So, without further or do, here are my goals for 2017!

Goal #1: To finish writing my fantasy story and make it the first story that I have EVER finished.

Goal #2: Read more books this year. I set myself a goal of around 10 this year. I think that is a good starting point.

Goal #3: Outline at least 2 books this year.

Goal #4: Try to participate in July Camp NaNoWriMo or November NaNoWriMo

Goal #5: Run my blog successfully this year.

Okay. That’s a total of 5 goals. That’s a lot for me and maybe I’ll achieve them, maybe I won’t. I can’t wait to see what 2017 throws at me and I hope its better than 2016.

Until next time, my lovelies!!!

Lydia Xx

 

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Facts about me

As a little introduction post, I decided to do ten facts about me. Most of them are writing related. And you get to know a little about me. So here is some facts about me:

  1. My name is Lydia (As you probably grasped from my last blog post)
  2. I’m 17 years old.
  3. I started writing stories when I was 9 years old so around 8 years ago that was now.
  4. Up until i was 15 years old, I hand wrote all my stories in notebook, until I got my first laptop!
  5. I may absolutely love writing, I actually am studying Sound Engineering currently in college
  6. I love to listen to music, including Creeper, Ashestoangels. Especially while writing.
  7. Music has been my main source of inspiration for my writing
  8. I attend a writers group once a month, which is a lot of fun
  9. I play guitar and love to sing.
  10. My favourite genres are Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Romance
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Writing

I created this blog to document my writing process for all of you that even have the time to read my blogs. Though I am not good at it. I may try to do frequent posts, but I’m not sure how that will work out. We’ll just have to see. I may have abandoned this after the first post, but WordPress at one point wasn’t working. Now it is working! Which is a great start! So I hope to get this show on the road!

Lydia Xx