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When the Writer in You Begins to Scream

I have not blogged for three weeks and have been bumping up old posts to keep this blog going. Although I stopped blogging for a while, I joined Wordprsess.com’s Blogging 101.  This post is my attempt at fulfilling one of the assignments:

Today’s assignment: build your storyteller’s toolbox by publishing a post in another format or a style you’ve never used before.

Most of my posts in this blog have been full of words. So, for a change, I will now use more images and less words to get my message across.

The writer in me had been shouting lately, wanting to do more writing aside from the early morning journaling that I do everyday, the once a week blog post I write, and the daily attempts at writing a few pages for a book I intended to self-publish.

My journalist persona put up a tantrum, demanding to write feature articles. I believe that when a part of you begins to demand attention, the best thing to do is

But with a heavy workload, I couldn’t, for the life of me, figure out how I could do more writing. But I knew I would find a way because my left brain began to work out a schedule that would allow me to spend one whole day in a week to look for a worthy subject for a feature story. But where to have those articles published? Not another blog, please.  After a week of thinking, I decided to give it a rest.

It’s good to


While I unplugged, I realized that

Unplugging is a great memory booster, and I remembered that I had posted a few articles on Suite many years ago. They had since revitalized the site, and to my surprise, I discovered that I am considered  a Full member. As a Full member,  I can opt into the  royalties program, and  enjoy increased exposure around the site. I had always been paid by the old Suite 101, but when the site was sold, the new management changed their royalties program and when I checked early this year, I wasn’t considered worth paying. I have been working on my Suites these past days.  I hope you’ll find the time to visit my Suites on Spirituality, Reiki, Conservation, the Philippines, and Health and Longevity.

One problem solved.

And just in case you want to try creating your own Suites, here’s the place to start.

I have no doubt that you can


With my Suites revitalized, I wondered if I could do all that writing and keep my therapy job. Hmmm… I seriously considered taking a long break from blogging.  To explore that possibility, I had to ask myself, “Why do I blog?”

 Well, mostly. But I also blog because it gives me a reason to write. I blog because it feels good to know some people read my blog posts.

That said, I decided to keep on blogging, even if sometimes it feels that

The feature writer in me is now happy (sigh).

So, when the writer in you begins to scream,



and never forget that



and please remember that


And I thank

for the pretty buttons used here.


  1. I know exactly how you feel. Thanks for blogging. I enjoyed reading. Always nice to know I’m not the only one with the voices in my head (I mean the writing voices, not crazy voices). Good luck, with the blog and with the book.


    • Oh, rest assured that everyone has a voice or voices screaming in their heads, and we are fortunate that the voice we hear is a writer’s voice.


  2. I like the change in format and the message, too. I blog to write otherwise I fear I would not write at all. It’s nice to have YOUR company in the blogosphere so I hope you keep writing here, too.


    • I enjoyed creating this post, the change in style was a good idea. Thank you too, for blogging – reading your posts helps me free my blogging mind.


  3. greenlakeblue says

    Wow, your attempt was really cool and wise: I loved the choice of imagery and the sincerity that comes from you and your writing “dilemas” (I don’t mean in a bad way). Plus, you always write so clearly and professionally. Just be gentle on yourself… and relax.
    All the best 🙂


    • As always, you have the kindest words for me…and I am so grateful for the time you take to comment. Yes, yes, we all need to take the time to breathe…and be gentle with ourselves.


  4. This was a lot of fun to read! (I’ve enjoyed the Blogging 101, too, but didn’t find I could keep up with the pace. I gave myself permission not to do all the challenges, but I plan to go back and fill in the blanks…)

    I love it that even when you’re resorting to images, they are images that combine art with words. I believe there’s an ancient tribe from whom some of us descended called the Wordy Women, and I suspect you’ve got some of those genes!


  5. I’m glad you enjoyed reading this, because I had fun creating the post. I too, skipped some of the challenges in Blogging 101, so we’re on the same boat! Oh, love that idea of belonging to an ancient tribe. There must be many of us members of the Wordy Women who are actively blogging…. nice to have found you!


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