Writing for Keeps

Have you ever felt like you write but not enough to make anything? Well, I have spent the last 11 years trying to find out what it is I am suppose to be writing. So here I am lost for words, yet ready to explode because I feel like I haven’t found my thing. You know that itch for what you really want to write. Or, perhaps finding the courage to narrow it down to just something instead of being all over the place.

After working many jobs that I did not care for, in hopes that they would fulfill the void of writing, I discovered something. I prefer expressing my feelings with words. I prefer taking the discoveries of other individual’s stories and created passion with them. I want to figure the what if’s out in life and tell it to someone who perhaps hadn’t thought of it in the way that I wrote it. Suddenly, I feel like I found my thing.

So whether it is murder-mystery, a play, or even a memoir, I choose today to write for keeps. What does that mean? Well for me, it means to write what is passionate, what is different, even what is the same, as long as I write. My guess is something great will come out of it sooner or later.

“It is great to give yourself completely, as long as you have a clue on what that is”


Lila Blacke