Writing 101 – I write because . . .

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.



About Tessa

Teresa (Tessa) Smeigh at 60 plus is still going strong despite her disabilities affecting both physical and mental abilities. She has bipolar disorder (mental), Fibromyalgia (nerves), degenerative disc disease (spine), and arthritis (joints). Her new journey's include Diabetes controlled by insulin. She is also working on 2 fiction books (mysteries). The books will probably never be finished. She keeps her blog filled with useful content, occasional devotionals (She is a Christian), stories and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. She has also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. She is from Southern, NJ. Her family and blog keep her busy.
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3 Responses to Writing 101 – I write because . . .

  1. rosemawrites says:

    Oh. This is so honest and heartfelt, Tessa!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Just do your best and enjoy the process!

    Liked by 1 person

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