Well hello there. It has been a while since last time I wrote in my blog. So much had been going on in my life in these past days, but most specifically my health issues. Anyhow, the days are passing by and my surgery date is getting closer. I have not written on my plot since going thru all my doctors’ appointments trying to get medical clearance has made it difficult. Is no fun going thru all of that. I was also kind of getting discourage in continue to write since I don’t think my quality of writing is good enough and this month I couldn’t enroll in the classes as I was planning to do. I have to wait till next month to do so. During these past days I did ,however, wrote on my journal because it allows me to write anytime I am not busy at work or while I am waiting at a doctor office.
It is so hard to avoid distractions when trying to write. Distractions are one of the worst enemy for a writer. It just ruin the focus when attempting to write. Creativity follows after one is fully focus. Then distraction happens. For example, right now as I am writing this post, I like to listen to online radio. I listen to classical music while I am either reading or writing. Music is relaxing and the volume is just right. However, those announcers in the ads are just so loud. One time I jumped because I was so relaxed I forgot about those annoying ads and it startled me! I was so annoyed by it. I lost focus of what I was writing and got me mad. I tried to relax and took a deep breath and continue with my work.
Another enemy for writing is procrastination which I am still fighting it. I mean who hasn’t. I mean we are all human. I learned that to defeat this enemy one must be discipline and in this world of writing is a requirement. My distractions that I currently have been experiencing while going through my journey in writing has been my health issues, my day job because is exhausting at the end of the day to even write, and of course procrastination.
This journey of becoming a writer for me have been a challenge. I am sure that at one point professional writers has faced many challenges when they started this great journey and managed to overcome them all. I am still learning and yes there is a moment in which I feel overwhelmed when trying to learn as much as I can from others writers. There are so much I need to learn in this journey. The learning part is a beautiful yet overwhelming process and that is what makes a writer become a great writer.