July 14, 2013

When To Write

Lately I've written mostly poems. Sometimes the words just come to me and I have to write them down. Just the other night I couldn't sleep. I guess "someone" had decided that now is the time to give that writer some words she can turn into poetry - so I did. Most times I write on my computer, but this night I wrote the old fashioned way with pen and paper. During the years I have gotten some books with empty pages as gifts. I haven't written much in them yet, but I guess there was a purpose I got them. I need the empty pages to fill my thoughts with - especially at nights when there's no time to turn on the computer.

Sometimes when I write, the words are coming so fast to me and I don't know how to write them before they disappear out of my head. I really love those moments. Sometimes I'm too tired to write my ideas down. It seems like my mind wants to start writing when my body wants to rest. It's very interesting.

Right now I have a couple of things to write about that aren't poetry. One is an article about "Bon Jovi". I have been a fan of that band for years, ever since I was a little girl. Another thing I'd like to write about is "Autonomus sensory meridian response" (ASMR). I had not heard of this before I listen to the radio one they some months ago. It's a very interesting phenomenon that happens to the body. This is what's going in my world of words and wonders at the moment.

July 03, 2013

Dreaming of Writing

Some months ago I decided to participate in a writing competition. It was about writing a short story about anything. Only Swedish speaking people in Finland can compete in this annual competition and you have to be at least 30 years of age. You can not have had any of your work published before. 

I wrote my short story and sent it by mail. I haven't heard anything yet, and I'm waiting for the results. The winner will be announced in September. I'm sure my chance of being in the top five isn't big. The most important thing for me, as a writer, is that I took the chance and actually sent my short story. It was a big step for me.

When I woke up this morning I felt I want to do something more with my writing. I'm really starting to dream of writing a novel now. I've thought a little about different characters and the story. How can I do this? Is this only a dream or could I actually do it?

The thing is that I love to write, but I haven't read so many books in my life. I'm a pretty slow reader, but I really love to discover new authors and new books. It feels like I don't know enough about writing and that reading more novels would give me a more solid ground to start from if I'll write my own novel.

I guess I've always dreamed of writing something for others to read. I'm doing that on HubPages, but I'd like to write in my own mother tongue, and I'd like to reach out to the Swedish speaking people in Finland. I'm dreaming of writing more...

June 27, 2013

To Write In English

For almost four years I have been writing articles on HubPages. It was very hard to get started, because my mother tongue isn't English. I had just studied English in school and spoken English to a friend for a short period of time. I was afraid I would forget all I had learned and wanted to start writing and reading English again. Then I found HubPages, and that gave me a chance to start writing. My first hub was called "My Cats Are From Egypt". I was very excited about the first comments I got on my first hubs, but somehow they didn't push me enough to keep writing.

I actually just wrote three hubs/articles that year in a few days. I stopped believing in myself and quit. I guess I was exhausted, too. It had taken much energy and time for me to complete these three hubs. Almost two years later I reaurned to HubPages, and now I felt ready to keep writing. I'm still writing and so far I've published 82 hubs. I'm sure there will be at least 82 more.

I learn so much every time I read and write hubs. I still learn many words in English. I know my way of writing is pretty simple, but I know I can get better. I can write this blog post without looking up any words. I'm not 100 percent sure everything can be understood by the reader, but I hope so. I'll keep writing in English. I love writing in this language.

And my mother tongue is Swedish...

I love this world of words and wonders!

June 25, 2013

How I Find Inspiration For My Writing

I have not written a hub or article for a couple of days now. My latest hub "Forest Creatures In Scandinavian Folklore" took me a couple of days to write. I got really inspired to write that article based on what I had experienced and based on pictures I had taken.

I ususally get my inspiration from nature. This inspiration can be seen in many of my poems. They are often a reflection of emotions that nature gives me. I'm also really fascinated about people and relationships between people. I like the way time changes things and relationships. This is also something that can be seen in my poetry.

Sometimes I'll find inspiration, when I read another hub or article. Many writers on HubPages have inspired me to keep writing. They have also inspiried me by leaving comments on my hubs. Inspiration is something I get when I hear, read, smell, feel, do or see something interesting. I want to describe all these feelings or experiences in words. That's how my hubs are born.

The problem I seem to have is not a lack of inspiration for my writing. It's rather the fact that I become too inspired and I can't choose what to write about. What inspires you as a writer?

Have a good summer Tuesday and keep writing!

June 24, 2013

New Mail

Today I'm happy, because I got the following mail from HubPages: "Hi Made, You have accomplished quite a feat; you have published 50 Featured Hubs! You did it. You are in the elite 1%. Thanks, HubPages" I guess I need to keep writing. I like it very much. I haven't really found a niche yet, but I tend to write many poems and also hubs about Finland and Scandinavia. Have a great day!

The First Time

Hi, it's always exciting the first time, isn't it? You never know what it's going to feel like after you've done it. Now I'll just publish this and wait. I'll wait to see if anyone finds this blog. Maybe, maybe not. You know, I'm a writer on HubPages. It's hard to call myself a writer, but I do write. The only way to become good at something is to do it over and over again. I want to become a better writer, and I hope I will succeed.