At the Crossroads #IWSG #Writing

Have you ever gone through a period of time when no matter how hard you tried to do something, or in my case – complete a novel, you just can’t quite get there?

For years and years, I believed I was meant to be a fiction writer especially of suspenseful (and at times, horror) stories.Β  I still enjoy writing these stuff, but there’s a growing part of me that keeps telling me to shift my focus/attention to poetry and essays. I’ve resisted, well I tried to anyway, against this quiet tugging until recently.

In February and April of this year, I’ve participated in various month-long blogging/writing challenges where my original intentions were to focus on flash/micro fiction (suspense/horror kinds) and maybe sprinkle a few poems in there.

Well, I ended up writing mainly poetry. It wasn’t planned. It just happened that way.

As I wrote these poems, it occurred to me how the muse had tricked me (by the way, I’m nicknaming her “Trickster” from now on). All through these two months, whenever I picked up a pen (hovered my fingers over the keyboard), my first instinct was to write poetry – not fiction.

Wow…it hit me then (specifically, during the last week of April). I might have already said this in a guest post I wrote for another blog, but never truly believed in my heart at the time — I’m a writer of many things, but the essence of me is a poet.

Okay, I will admit that the Trickster (formerly known at “muse”) had been right all along — but…

Now what?

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12 thoughts on “At the Crossroads #IWSG #Writing

  1. The Trickster fits. I was planning to be a sci-fi author. So far, my works-in-progress have increasing been firmly in the fantasy camp (though with more scientific realism than some fantasyβ€”but still, a far cry from spaceships and scientists), and I’ve done more work as an editor and book coach than I ever dreamed. Creativity never seems to unpack itself the way we think it should. πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you πŸ™‚ I’ve been trying to find a local writing group or a poetry workshop within driving range but alas, it’s been a challenge to find anything up here. I’ll keep trying though πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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