Today I have some deep thoughts on my mind. All of them stemming around writing. Everyone knows that here at Writely Me we are writers, single moms and all about self-improvement. Here is the thing, though, we are human. Writing is our passion and a part of our dreams. However, it becomes difficult at times to manage all our responsibilities and pursuing our dreams. Recently I've felt as though both of us have been struggling with how to propel our futures in the direction we want while maintaining a balance of mom life.
I am writing this post to remind you all that we are not without our own struggles and difficulties much like anyone else. I won't lie, there was a moment when I wasn't sure where it would all go but something beautiful happened at the perfect time. We got together for a day full of blogging mapping out all our ideas. Days later Jenna went on a trip with her PR club while I have spent that time writing when I could and getting new things lined up with our blog for the future. It was one day that we helped each other get our spark back. From there within the same week, we both finished our novels which are now ready to be queried for agents while Jenna brought back with her tons of ideas for us to run with.
Why is this significant? The answer is easy. It is easy to forget why we began something in the first place when we allow it to get away from us or allow it to become overwhelming instead of our passion. As I worked on my novel this week, it felt right in ways that I believe only other writers may be able to truly understand. You see, I often find myself feeling lost in this world. Yes, I can be successful, I don't doubt myself on that front but most days I don't feel as though others understand me. As I surrounded myself with my characters again this week, it was the first time in a long time that I felt understood.
My book and my characters are all very intimate to me because it is a clear look into my soul. I feel as though I show myself in ways through my writing that I can't in person. I can relate to all of my characters as I feel they can relate to me. Creating them has been like giving birth to a second child and the bond I have with them is on a powerful level like mine with my son. Spending time with them this week has rejuvenated my spirit.
What I want to remind you all is that it is easy to let life happen and get caught up in the world around us. But I want you to remember your passion and why it is that you love that particular thing or dream. Our dreams are a part of who we are and an essential piece of us. Take some time to do what is that has inspired you before. Maybe it is a beautiful painting that helps you visualize a scene for a novel. Maybe it is taking a walk in nature to get back in touch with your spiritual side. Maybe it is getting lost in a book or a movie to help your mind wander somewhere else and spark the creative side. Whatever it is that has helped you before, take even five minutes out of your day and do what has inspired you before to help get that spark back.
Here at Writely Me, we also want to be a support system for you and your dreams. Please drop us an email anytime. Life is hard and it will test you. The only person who stands in the way of your dreams is you. Remember that! Much love from the Writely Me team!