Hello, my name is Ana. Welcome to my blog! I started this blog to motivate myself to write every day. I embarked on a writing journey to find out all I could about the writing world. There are a lot of techniques and ways to write. However, I enjoy writing because it allows me to share my feelings, experiences, inspirational/motivational things, personal interest stories, as well as writing information, with others. My goal is to write a daily devotional/journal. I am a Christian and have discovered that faith is never losing hope. I welcome your feedback and anything you would like to share. Thank you for visiting.
My daughters and I all like to read a lot and write even more. Somehow it is in our blood. My 23 year old likes to read Stephen King and writes a lot of his type of novels. I keep encouraging her to actually finish one of her stories so that she can actually submit it in a contest or do a query for it. She has a very creative mind and many good ideas. I think she is afraid of rejection and criticism. In all the time she has been writing, she has only shared one or two of her written stories with me. I will ask her to give me one or two excerpts from one of her novels to share on my blog.
My 14 year old likes to mostly write poetry, usually involving something she is feeling strongly about. She reads Young Adult novels dealing with current teenage issues, such as peer pressure, drugs, the opposite sex, as well as modern romance, nothing too mushy though. Recently, in her English class, the students were asked to write a poem using certain vocabulary words. I asked her if I could share what she wrote on my blog and she said yes. So here it is:
TEMPTATIONS by Samantha-Anne
When temptations seem gaudy and glamorous The voice in my head gets annoying and clamourous
I try to vanquish all that it said But voices get louder and over crowd my head
They keep at it unitl it enters and beguiles my mind That's when my beliefs and values are left behind
Now that I have done what I didn't want to do It feels like I intered my heart
Now what I have to do Is make sure temptations never again tear me apart
A family that writes together, sticks together, right? Is writing in your family too?