Tuesday, March 30, 2010

write it down

some of you may know i've always had a little dream of being a "writer." i've always liked to write. i don't think i'm the most boring person on the planet, but sometimes it's hard to know what to write about.

i don't want to write novels or essays or anything of the sort. i'm more interested in every day life. you know, those magazine articles you read that cause a smile to creep right on you face without you even realizing it. you know exactly what the writer is saying, but they're packaging it up in beautiful paper with an incredible bow on top in a way you had never thought of before {since you usually just shove things into a box and secure it with a piece of Scotch tape}. the presentation is refreshing. i've always wanted to write like that.

{image from idreamofletters.blogspot.com}

so, thanks to marta and her write club prompts, i bought a writing notebook. i've got tons of ideas in there, and even the beginnings to some great little articles that might someday make it to print.

and, i made a secret writing bog.

yes, it's private. no, you are not invited. ryan's not even invited. or my mom. and they're both upset about it.

and now i need some more motivation.

so, i figured i'd take a stab at an idea i found on my friend cheryl's blog {she found it on her friend natalie's blog...and strangely enough, i think i graduated from the pr program at byu with natalie???}.

it's a topic-a-day for 30 days and i'm going to give it a try. i'm not promising anything incredible here. i'm just exploring a new venue to stir my creative juices and i'm going to wrap it up in a little package i like to call april. 30 posts for each day {i just counted my knuckles again to make sure april had 30 days}. and maybe, just maybe, someone will find a post tied with a pretty little ribbon and a small smile spread across their face.

i bet you can't wait, huh?

11 comments:

Shayla Taylor said...

I can't wait to read what you will write. I'm sure it will be great!

Dyan said...

You are right, I can't wait. I always love reading your blog.

Amy said...

You're lucky I don't live closer or I'd probably be bugging you to hang out all the time. You're just so much fun! I can't wait to see what you write. I always love what you come up with. And I love Marta. Love her!

Jed and Becky said...

I am so excited for you. I wish that I could express myself the way that you do! I love when you have an update. Thank you for being brave for me (I am still trying to find my bravery) :)

Laura said...

This is Ryan's childhood friend Laura (just so you don't get freaked out about who this stranger is) and I have to say, I love readng your blog. You definitely have a talent and a knack for writing. And you already have made me laugh and think and smile from the things you have written! Don't lose that talent - I look forward to reading more.

Julia Wade said...

can't wait!!

Cheryl and William said...

Yea!!! I'm so glad that I am going to be hearing from you daily :-) I loved the daily gratitude posts that you did for November so I cannot WAIT to read the ones you do! I know that they will definitely be more interesting than mine :-)

Lindsey said...

Sounds cool. I love to read what you write.

OneCraftyFox said...

This is such a great idea! :)

laska said...

Wow! good luck!!

Porters said...

I love your writing..I have to admit, I don't check blogs often...but when I do check them- yours is a first! :)