Sylvia Writes

Poetry, writing and other creative shenanigans

When I'm not feeling well, I often have issues with self-worth. I usually don't write anything, at the most I write ideas. I do always write poetry, though, that never stops. But to my ever growly mind, writing poetry is not the same as writing fiction. Poetry is like breathing, fiction is an effort, hence fiction is worth more? Now I write it down, it sounds so petty, but that is what my mind has been struggling with. So how do I deal with that? Badly. When I feel low, anything can blow me over, any negative thought, and I'm off track. I'm writing this to remind myself that I don't need to do anything when I'm feeling low. I should feel insanely happy for being able to write my poetry and to journal. That is what is most important to me, and most ignored when it comes to writing when not feeling well. Funny how that happens.

I'm trying out this blogging site, because I really want to blog again. There's one rule for my return to blogging: I want to keep it simple.

I've tried many different kinds of blogs over the past weeks. I like Ghost the best so far, but the provider I use has ads, and I don't like ads.

I also like simplicity. Just a window to write in, and a button to push, and there we are.

I think the older I get, the more I value simplicity, also in my writing.

Speaking about writing, I'm currently in the process to plan my writing for this year. I know, I'm late to the game, but better late than never, right? Right?

So far, I'm planning on creating two journals, two short story collections and one poetry collection.

Ambitious, yes, but I feel that's something doable. Way more doable than editing a novel.

So I'm setting up my folders with only those projects I intend to work on this year, and the rest is hidden in an archive folder. That way I can't get distracted, and just write, write, write.