I write because it takes me to another world. One that fits me and I don’t have to change myself to try and fit into reality. Eventually I must come back to reality, but I like the change in my atmosphere and my mindset.
Writing lifts me from my depressive state. I have Bipolar Disorder and sometimes my life is very bad and by writing I can take myself to a better place or if I am feeling really depressed I can write about a dark place and happenings and it takes me to a calmer place as I know that what I write in my stories and poems is usually make-believe.
Then again I write a journal for my therapist and it is my true life and that helps me work through my daily problems and then gives me an outline to work from in therapy.
I also have a journal type blog that is my real life blog. No fiction usually unless I forget and use the wrong blog. This blog is for advocacy of mental illness awareness and mainly Bipolar Disorder. I also write about invisible illnesses such as Fibromyalgia and many others, all of which I suffer from.
This class will be taken on my writing/poems blog (mainly fiction) and I hope to practice skills I am not familiar with. Even if some of my personal stuff ends up on here (not the first time) it is writing practice and I hope to increase my skills and eventually write more than just short stories and poems.
I have a start for NANOWRIMO and the beginning is sort of outlined. I have an idea where it will go, but it will take some time to work it out. Taking this class at the same time will be difficult and I will do as much as I can of both projects.
When I have the time I do writing prompts and photography prompts although I have fallen behind with having to get a new computer.