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...