Lilia Write Now

I write, therefore I am

About September 28, 2010

So I created this blog because I wanted to have somewhere to showcase my considerable writing talents. (insert sarcastic laugh here).  Actually, for many years now I have been told that I am quite the writer and that I should write a book.

I was one of those kids that loved the first day of school every fall.  More specifically, I loved the back to school shopping.  Not the clothes, but the supplies.  All those new pens and fresh, empty notebooks.  I could hardly wait for school to start so I could write in them.  And I usually didn’t.  I usually opened one of those new notebooks, stared at the blank page with reverence and awe. I regarded it as the most prized present a child could have found under the Christmas tree.  So I stared at that blank page, let myself listen to all the thoughts streaming on continuous loop in my head, plucked on out and started writing.  And kept writing.  As a kid, a blank page wasn’t scary.  It wasn’t a challenge staring me in the face, daring me to attempt to create a literary masterpiece.  It was a doorway into a world of endless possibilities.  Anything I wrote on that page was true.  It was a reality which I was creating and my imagination was boundless.

Now I am an adult and some days the thought of putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) can be very intimidating.  I am 33 years old.  I know I have a good story or two or 20 somewhere inside of me, and if we are sitting together chatting, I can regale you with countless stories that will have you crying from laughter.  I am a good story teller.  I capture your interest and then I keep you captivated with the tales I weave for you.  These anecdotes are the tapestry of my life.  And I usually like to put a funny spin on them.  But give me a blank piece of paper, or a blank word document on the screen, and I shrink back a little.  All those thoughts swirling around in my head now present a problem.  There is pressure.  If I am going to finally commit to “seriously writing” then it has to be good.  Fear of failure or fear of success?

So in the meantime, I am going to stick to what I know.  What is comfortable. And that would be….social commentary.

Please feel free to provide your feedback, even if it is critical.  It will prepare me for the literary agents 🙂


2 Responses to “About”

  1. Susan Says:

    I say “go for it Lilia”. You need to use those creative skills.

  2. Pretty Says:

    Wow…I think we are the same person…except I’m older. 🙂
    Seriously, I could’ve written most of your profile about me…I like you already!

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