(Part 2 of My Blog: Then and Now – Taking stock of my blog’s main categories and examining what has changed since I first began blogging in 2013)
Under the writing category of my blog my aim when I first began blogging in 2013 was to accomplish two things:
- To showcase my work, which at the time was freelancing in corporate communications and as a ghost-writer.
- To write about and discuss the process of writing, as well as gain knowledge from other blogging writers, as I completed my collection of short stories and began attempting to write books that till then had been only concepts.
But over the past 3 years my circumstances have changed and as a result, for the time being, I am no longer able to pursue working as a freelance writer and neither have I been in the frame of mind to complete the works of fiction I have begun. So you won’t, for the time being at least, find any posts on those topics.
Currently my days are taken up with numerous tasks that have arisen out of the responsibilities I have taken on, which also include child and elder care, amongst other time consuming activities.
What has come back to me however after a very, very long slump is my love for reading. And I do believe writing and reading go hand in hand; you can’t have one without the other.
I hadn’t blogged in over 2 years and I re-started blogging again around the time the reading bug caught up with me again. What a happy moment that was!
So now I practice my writing by doing book reviews of the books I read. I would like to believe that all this reading of other people’s writing will help me whenever I eventually make the time and get into the frame of mind to write again – both for work and to complete those other chapters that are waiting to be closed. Continue reading “My Blog: Then & Now – WRITING”