I want to confess and lace the truth – my truth – with some poetry and magic

Keywords: opinions

My middle-class upbringing, while I am deeply grateful for what I had, did not prepare me for the unfairness of the industry I entered, and it did not equip me with the skill that I could have only afforded if I had had socioeconomic privileges. It was easy for me to chide my restless heart, like every other time, for I thought, it pined for something that was beyond my reach. It has taken many years for me to meet the ultimate truth – nothing was wrong with me, but the system was rigged.

https://thebookdog.in/2021/09/17/hello-writing-my-old-friend

here i am, a year later since i admitted to myself that i want to be a writer

Keywords: writing

so you have been creating art for yourself for a while now and are finally ready for the world to see it? actually publishing your work, well, that’s something else entirely. i started publishing my work on tumblr in 2018 (i think) and published it almost every day for a few years. with tumblr dying more and more, i decided to move to instagram and, after a few failed attempts, kept regularly posting since the summer of 2020. i’m not gonna lie: putting your work out there is hard. and trying to get it seen even harder. there are so many talented artists, how do i stand out, do i even want to stand out? do i want to constantly perform, constantly post? do i want to be a part of a platform that values quantity over quality? honestly, the answer to most of those was no, at least for me personally. but i knew at the same time that social media can also give artists a chance to be seen, a chance for their voice to be heard, the possibility to connect with other amazingly talented artists and with people who resonate with their work and for that, however challenging Instagram and co might be, i am incredibly thankful.

https://cowboysfromspace.wordpress.com/2021/09/14/sorry-mum-and-dad-i-want-to-be-a-writer

Getting paid would put too much pressure on what’s mostly just a fun project

Keywords: librarianship , pop culture , research in fiction writing , teaching

that lets me riff on and explore some research and teaching-related ideas in a low stakes environment. It doesn’t take much of my time (about an hour of my week) and what benefits it does have are worth it to me. I can’t make any great argument that this work directly supports student recruitment and retention but it’s not doing it just to do it. Not to me.

https://studyingresearch.com/2022/05/19/why-i-write-this-blog

I want to enjoy my writing career again

Keywords: fertility , mental health , reading and writing , spirituality , amwriting , author , faith , fertility , letting go , mental health , moving on , selfpublishing , spirituality , writerscommunity , writerslife , writing

whether it’s simply self-published or self-published-to-traditional, I don’t care. I just know I’m meant to write, and I want the right readers to read my books, as any artist does.

https://lindsaypopolizio.com/2021/07/27/letting-go-and-moving-on

My whole being is centered on sharing and being useful

Keywords: Inspiration , Personal Development , Writing , Courage , effortless , entrepreneur magazine , essentialism , Fear , Greg McKeown , Jason Feifer , Nick Wolny , templates , thinking , What if this could be easy

I want others to read what I write or interact with me in the courses I teach and feel they have gained value or insight or seen things from a different point of view. Of course, if they are also entertained, all the better! But entertainment is not the primary goal.

http://mljudd.com/2021/09/14/need-to-find-the-courage-to-write-publicly