Monday, May 21, 2012

A Secret

When writing a blog post, do you ever find yourself withholding "valuable" information?

I'll admit it, sometimes....I do.

When it comes to beauty products, on occasion I think, "If I share this...and then everyone goes and buys won't be "my thing" anymore.  But then I come to my senses and think, "Why not share the wealth of great products, crazy woman?!"  :)

I don't know about you and the goals you may strive for, but one of mine is writing a novel or such.  I can't tell you how many stories I've begun just to see them fizzle out after the first chapter or two.  I just can't keep up with inspiration!

I was reading a blog going on a Month ago now & the bloggist, as I'll call her, shared a little secret (Although, I don't know if she considered it one) in keeping up the inspiration or getting through "writer's block."

Take notes.  

This should have been a no brainer, right?  I could have face palmed at the idea of not recognizing this awesome bit of info sooner.

So today, I sat in my favorite chair nestled next to a window with a wonderful amount of natural light, picked up my "Angry Birds" notebook- and began to take notes. 
Descriptions, jewelry companies, names & words that get my blood pumping. 
This way, when I need a word or want to describe the feeling of something or an emotion- I can flip open my little notebook and find it!

Anyway, I guess I wanted to share this little bit of wonderfulness with you- so that if you're hoping to write your own piece of literature one day- you can start off on the right foot :)

Until next time, write down what inspires you.


Sabrina said...

And I thought I was the only one in the word having this weird "habit" not wanting to share something, because then it's not "my thing" anymore!

When I was younger it was VERY hard for me to give away mp3's or homework, because it was MINE, but with the years I got more and more used to sharing. Now, I only get crazy when someone buys a whte 32GB iPhone 4S - exactly like mine! But I need to cope with it. It's weird behaviour. ^^

Talk to you soon! <3


Natasha said...

Omg, I think the same way sometime about sharing "secrets" on my blog. I totally get it, but you're right, sharing never hurt anyone.

Love the blog btw. Following!

His Little Lady said...

that's definitely a bit of wonderfulness! i love this idea, and will definitely be trying it out!!
xo TJ

Introverted Art said...

I guess I know what you mean, but more in the sense of how much of my privacy I want to keep and how much I want to share...

MandaJ said...

I know what you meant there too- it's so weird with blogging. It's for you, but anyone can read it. It's hard to find that line. Especially with people you don't know personally.

MandaJ said...

I know, right?! It's making the writing process so much more fun.

MandaJ said...

Thanks, lady! :)
It's funny how I'm so secretive with my treasured "favorites"- but then once I share, it was never a big deal.

Liz / Tangible Ingredients said...

yes, this is good advice, and some that is so easy to forget. thanks for the reminder!
and yes, i struggle with what to share, what to divulge, and what to keep to myself all the time.

Ashley said...

Such a great idea! I have always wanted to write a book too! maybe i need to get an angry birds notebook and start the process :)

MandaJ said...

Angry birds notebook is key! ;)

Shia said...

Great tip!

♥ Shia