Now that we’re at the start of a new year, it seems only right to wrap up this series with the final word on my writing journey so far. But first, if you haven’t read them already, go and read Part 1 and Part 2.
So, we left with me declaring how INTENSE my journalism course is. January is probably going to be the busiest one so far. In terms of writing…my head needs to adjust to news writing and the like, and that’s what I’m struggling with the most. But it’s all about learning, and sometimes the only way is by trial and error, and all journalists had to start somewhere.
I’m still writing for The Beestonian and I’ve fallen back in love with writing in my diary. I’ve been spending a lot of time with it recently, because writing for me has for a long time been like therapy. If you know me in real life, you’ll know I’m quiet and I don’t like to talk much. That’s why I connect with writing so much, I can express myself easier.
In terms of creative writing…I’m very happy to say I have a new writing project! It has developed from what I wrote in my post Night Thoughts, and if you want to find out a little bit more about it then read my previous post to get an insight into what I’ve been scribbling about in my diary over the festive period. Or, go to my Current Writing Projects page and scroll right down to the bottom.
But to summarise, I’ve been extracting all of my thoughts, worries, musings, insanity and writing them all out in my diary. I’ve been writing them purely for myself, and to help me clear my head when I’m feeling cloudy. But after exceeding over 200, almost 300 thoughts, I realised that there’s something in what I’m writing. Something that maybe other people might like to read. So I’ve decided that I’m going to stay connected to my creative writing dreams and write this book.
If all goes to plan, I’ll have written the majority of it at least by March, and I’ll compile them all alongside studying, and by the time I finish uni, I’ll be ready to put it all into the form of a book and then have it published before the end of the year.
When I began this series of posts about my writing journey, I definitely didn’t think I’d have another book in the works by the end of it! So this is what will keep me motivated while I’m pulling my hair out trying to navigate my way around journalism.
On that note, my bookish dreams of becoming a professional reader is going well. I’ve already been sent one book by a self-published author, and I’ll be receiving another one later this week. If you want to read my book reviews, check out my book review blog for a goldmine of writing about the books I read.
To conclude – I’m in a very good place writing-wise. Now I just need to transfer that to my studies and I’ll be okay! To anyone who has read this series, thank you for sticking with me, and thank you to all those who have been reading my writing on this blog since I started it, and for giving me such lovely comments and inspiring me to keep writing.