No Apology Needed

This isn’t my first blog.

Though to be honest, I’m sure I’m not the only person to ever start a project only for it to have fallen, spectacularly, by the wayside. Full of good intentions though it may have been when first the project was devised, it becomes clear that honourable though your intentions may have been, both time and inclination are lacking when it comes to writing posts.

My last blog was supposed to be about revelations of adulthood, and realisations of life gathered by my unique journey from adolescence to adulthood. But the biggest realisation is that everyone has a unique journey to share, and I got far to caught up in my own world to concentrate on what the experiences meant to me.

And thus a new blog was born! Or… at least the title. Forever Distracted by Life, is an expression I find myself using all too often, I am incredibly flighty and impulsive, two qualities which mean I am forever starting things which I want to work on and then partway through, something else inspires me and I wander off.

I do come back to things in the end, but sometimes it can take a while. For that, I offer no apology. As I said in my first post, this project is about me, and for me. Yes, I’m posting this on an online forum, but as a means to an end. For once I want to commit to a project and see it through, and this Blog should hopefully be my way of keeping me focused and giving me a place to direct this project from.

This blog is a long-term project, it may be used infrequently, or I may use it more often than I had originally intended. Only time will tell, and while I will use this section of the blog to share my own musings from time to time, this Blog is my way of exploring The Phoenix Project. This is a creative writing project I have devised and undertaken; there is a separate page to which all of the Phoenix related posts will be posted, and shortly a more thorough explanation will be offered as to just what exactly the Phoenix Project is.

Should anyone decide to follow this project, then I thank them in advance, and as time goes on I hope you enjoy the development of a project that means a lot to me.

See you soon, or not.

So. Let’s get started…

The Internet defines an author as “someone who has written a book, an article, or a document.” I am not conceited enough to consider myself an author. But for many reasons, I enjoy writing, and would love to call myself a writer “someone who has written something or writes in a specific style.”

Mostly I write for myself as a means of expressing my ideas and thoughts and by writing them down I am able to face them and learn from them. To be plagued by one thought over and over again, can be both wonderful and terrible, depending of course on the thought. But good or bad I enjoy writing them down. The good thoughts I tend to look back on from time to time and just enjoy the way they made me feel at the time and how they feel looking at them in retrospect. The bad thoughts usually live in a dark corner of a hard drive in a word document; locked away and given no attention, and most of the time that is where they stay, because once a dark thought has been acknowledged, it no longer has the power to loom over you it is a thing which can be dealt with, and so they are written down and locked away.

This blog is mainly a personal project, it is a place I’d like to share some thoughts from time to time, and if I get the chance I may get to share some of the literary work I have been working on. The opinions I will share are my own and the stories, which I hope to tell, are works of fiction, which I have written.

Should anyone else ever stumble upon this blog feel free to read what I have written, but in the case of the creative writing which I am hoping to share I would ask that none of it is copied or shared without contacting me first.

I have never chosen to share my writing until this time and while posts may be few and far between I hope to share a new story every month or so. The short stories I intend to share will be a small part to a much larger project I am working on and I hope that by sharing them I will give myself the confidence and the inspiration to continue with my long-term project, which is still in very early stages.

One day, I would like to say, “I am an Author.”

But until such times as I feel I can make that statement, I am happy to say that I write, even if I am just writing for myself.

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