• This is probably what my brain looks like when I am writing - everything coming out at once not melding together as perhaps they should
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    Writing Motivation

    The second blog prompt on the list is “Writing Motivation”. I don’t know what in the world I was thinking. Other than perhaps I thought in a desperate ADHD type moment that it would come to me right before I started to put my fingers on the keyboard. It hasn’t happened like that. I don’t have one single defining answer for you as to what is my current writing motivation. In the past, I’ve focused my writing with the goal in mind to help others, especially those with mental health issues. I always felt so alone in my head growing up that I had this overwhelming need to open up…

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    Prompts for New Bloggers

    In figuring out what to write about, I began looking up phrases for prompts for new bloggers. I realize that as I’ve been blogging since 1996, I cannot be considered new. Seeing how it has been over 6 years though, I am declaring myself Blogging Virgin… revirginized? I don’t know. What I do know is that whether you are a new blogger or one, like me, coming back from a long absence, it can be a little overwhelming. Almost scary to look at a blank page and wonder what the f*ck am I going to talk about? So I spent some time researching various blogging challenges and those 101 blog…

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    One Word At A Time

    Stephen King is quoted as saying “The work is always done one word at a time.” It plays on repeat within my mind as I try to overcome this irrational fear I have of writing again. What if the little writing skills I had have disappeared from lack of use? What if I don’t have anything important to contribute? What if…? The only way to turn that negative self-talk around is to just do it. Write. One word at a time. Even if it is rough around the edges. Even if no one is reading. It truly should not matter. I am a writer. I need to put words down…