Monday, July 22

writing as a hobby

above the fog | marin county, calif.

I write a lot about balance. You can find those posts here and here. And lately, for probably the first ever in my 24 (almost 25, ew) years of life, I can feel things coming together. I feel content. I have a job that I like working for a company I love. My friends are above and beyond amazing. I've started reading again (Gone Girl... holy crap. So. Good.) and most importantly, I've started writing again. When I was writing as a career, I often felt uninspired or forced to produce something I wasn't quite proud of.

But once my career no longer consisted of writing and it became 'just a hobby,' writing was pushed to the back burner.

When I don't write, I feel a little empty inside. Even if it's writing for no one to see, writing even the shortest bit makes me feel happy.

Recently, especially with the wonderful Laura's new writing workshop, I've been dying to try writing fiction. But for some reason, I'm just a little apprehensive.

I'm curious, have any of you ever tried or succeeded in making the jump from blogging about what you know to blogging about what you've made up?

5 comments:

The Preppy Student said...

writing is something i cannot say Im that passionate about (weird that I then am a blogger!) I think you should go and make that jump from blogging to try new things! Have a happy Monday and be sure to check out my newest dress!

Van Nguyen said...

No, I don't have the answer to your question. I really like the idea of writing and it's something I would like to do better. I love reading a well written piece, and especially if it's something I can relate to.

Niken said...

i love writing and reading with all my heart. but lately i'm mostly reading than writing. even though i have a blog, i don't put all that i write on it. writing is my therapy. sometimes i feel a strong urge tow write even though i don't have anything in mind what to write. i don't know the answer to your question. sometimes yes and no??

Sam | ashore said...

Allie,
one of my favorite blogs, Elephantine, does a post called "Fiction Friday" where she shares a piece of fiction that she's written. I think it's really well done and I look forward to reading her little snippets. I think you should go for it!

xo,
Sam

you can read her posts here:
http://elephantine.typepad.com/elephantine/fiction-friday/

The Weir House said...

Hi baby doll. Hope all is well with you. I've been MIA for a few centuries but I'm back and so glad to see you've been doing well :). I totally feel you on being uninspired because you were forced to write. Those are my thoughts exactly on ANYTHING in life. If i'm forced to do it, I just don't enjoy it as much.