I need to be honest with everyone. I haven't sat down and actually wrote anything in a long time. Sure, I have wrote a poem here or there, but I haven't sat down and just written for hours.
Let me be completely honest, it's been maybe over two years since I have done this. I miss it so much. I have fallen into this certain stupor where being lazy just sounds plain right awesome. But no, not anymore. It is time to fall back into my old ways and write again. Actually write. Not just make an idea and never press on with it. Not just write poetry and not do anything with it. I am going to start spending hours upon hours writing.
I have an idea for a novel, and I have been working with the idea lately. I am not going to go into detail but I want to make this a trilogy. After I am done with that novel, or maybe during the process of writing that, I have an idea for two novellas. One being a horror story, already written. I am just going to re-write it completely -- strip it bare and naked, revising, adding stronger skin and bone. The second one being a what if novella based off a tragedy that has recently befallen my mother. Except it will be a fiction, just with some nonfiction aspect.
I plan on writing every night. If I don't write every night I have to write for an extra hour the next day, this is how I am going to get back into writing again. Hopefully I write for over an hour a day anyways, I mean because of college it is rather hard and time consuming, but writing is my passion and hopefully my future. (Never mind these grammatical errors... there are such things as editors).
I must thank my new friend/ writer acquaintance Lake Lopez for teaching me a lesson tonight. To always write every day, especially on days when the words aren't flowing. Also, his in-progress book Sinister has helped me understand not only AMAZING story-writing, but character development, themes, and certain ways to write things. So thank you, Lake.
If you would like to check out his work, this is his website: http://lakelopezonline.com
He has amazing work on that website, like his in-progress novel Sinister. (I am only on chapter 8 right now. Amazing!)
I would also like to take the time to thank my girl friend, Brittany Kline. Darling, tomorrow is our one month and to be honest it feels like our one year. Why do you think every time you say "Kevin, what's tomorrow," I always reply with, "Our one year." or "12 month." You have been the biggest source of inspiration in my life in a long time. The fact that you are a writer and a musician really makes my mouth salivate. You are a brilliant writer and I can't wait until you get feedback from other people about your writing. You have a unique style, a creative manner, and a brilliant way of wording things. I love the way you write. Brittany, you just are all together amazing. You have really made me super inspired, I just wish you knew how amazing you were at writing.
I'd encourage... no I don't just encourage, but I would appreciate if all of you who follow my blog check hers out. She just started writing hers so there are little entries, but as you will see from her couple of entries, she has a brilliant writing form. You will love it. So check it out and comment on it.
Also, just because I am going to start writing every day does not mean I will be writing a blog a day. That would be too crazy. I like the 1-3 times a week. I will though be working on my novel and novella's everyday. I am ready to kick apathy in the ass and move on with my life. Hopefully all of you learn a lesson from this and stop sitting around doing nothing. Go make something of yourselves. We are all called out to be something greater than what we could imagine.
I remember something my 8th grade teacher Mr. Jones told the class once: "Everyone is capable of writing a novel."
So write a novel, and if you don't like writing, then draw or paint. If you aren't artistic then take up a sport or music or invent something. Don't sit around thinking you suck at life. We are all called to be something great.
I'll leave you with this quote from Tom Delonge, the lead singer of Blink-182 and Angels&Airwaves:
"Whatever you picture yourself doing [in life] can and will happen, you just have to have an enormous amount of faith in yourself and the world around you."