This is the first post and that makes me nervous.

I want to impress you all! Instead of actually writing about work related things, I'm naturally going to write about everyone's favorite subject, themselves. 

I'm also going to write about writing. Writing consumes nearly my entire day. From online strategy and upcoming social media posts to copywriting and the never ending stream of email responses (okay, I guess I will talk about work). After work I respond to all my texts, check social media and reply to any notifications I may have. Before I go to sleep I blog about my life on my weird internet blog I've had since I was in middle school. So throughout the day I have written for work, for communication purposes, for my own personal pleasure and as a way to release my mind's constant ramblings. 

What type of writing I don't do daily is writing to fulfill one of my New Years goals (I don't call my goals New Years Resolutions, they just aren't the same thing to me). One of my goals this year is to write a book. When I was in high school I took a creative writing class at a local college and ever since then, it has been a goal of mine to write a book. A goal that has been pushed behind the writing that has been required of me by my high school's newspaper, the Centralian, my Public Relations degree and now the various types of writing necessary at work. I suppose my other issue I have with getting started is quite simply...getting started.

I've been reading a lot more lately (which is sort of an insane amount if you know how much I read normally) to gain inspo. But let me tell you, a mash up of Sylvia Plath, Chuck Klosterman, Lena Dunham and Gillian Flynn will give you some pretty weird ideas. Despite this, I'm excited to filter through my notebook of ideas and get this show on the road! For real this time.

Any tips from any fellow (over)writers out there?

Side note - While writing this I realized that this blog post is an additional writing platform that has been subconsciously pushed ahead in importance, ha.

Until next time,

Shelley

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