Hey, everyone! How has your week been? Well, I’m finally back from my trip. For those who are interested, I went to Sedona, AZ with my family. From there, we did the tourist thing and saw the Grand Canyon.
Honestly, the trip was awesome! It was peaceful looking at the red mountains and listening to the water flowing. If I ever decide to make a writer’s retreat, it will be in Sedona.
During my trip, I reflected on who I am and where I want to take my life. Sometimes, we need to break that daily grind to think about our own selves and desires. My biggest goal for the rest of the year is to have no more self-doubt. A fellow writer on Writing.com told me “If people tell you your writing is good, believe them.”
Now, I think the worst thing a writer can do is receive praise for their work and not believe their readers (fans). That’s exactly what I did, and I won’t be doing it anymore.
Also! I came up with so many story ideas while on my trip. I can’t wait to write some new stories and blog posts. Here are some pictures I took:
Also, I wrote a poem about my experience:
As I stood on the rusty colored dirt road,
my eyes were fixated on the scene before me.
Giant rocks, as they formed through the ages,
captured my sight and entranced me.
Their shapes were mountainous, scary,
but they held an alluring beauty.
Under the desert sun, my worries emptied,
and I reflected on my reason for being.
For I am a writer, and the written word is my course,
and bringing worlds to life is my path.
Next week, I plan to post the following:
Book Review (a fellow blogger’s story)
Chapter 21 of COT
New blog post
Here is my to-do list for the rest of March:
– Write my entry for the Short Shots contest (Writing.com)
– Finish my prep month (Profile showcase for Writing.com)
– Upload the revised chapters for 9/Nine Realms (For review on Writing.com)
– Write my next short story for publication (Submissions!)
– Sign up for my Creative Writing class for April