Why Do I Write?

I've spoken about this subject before, at length, in fact. But I've never really consolidated all my thoughts together before - not in written (typed) word anyway. I've been reading since the tender age of five and I actually can't remember just when I started making up stories to entertain myself. I didn't put pen … Continue reading Why Do I Write?

Go Look for the Light

Pro Tip: Surround yourself with people who make your heart happy. I've come to the realization that pain and grief are inevitable. You will go through trials and hardships and they will be awful and gut wrenching and you'll hate everything. Those will be the worst days of your life. You will too beaten down … Continue reading Go Look for the Light

Real Talk

*Deep breath* I've been going back and forth about posting this for days now and I'm annoying myself. It needs to be said. I'm worried that people will misunderstand and be offended but... it needs to be said. So Bismillah and here we go: Writing is exhausting. There, I said it. It’s draining and hard … Continue reading Real Talk

Managing Expectations

It's been ages since I've written a blog post. It feels like my life's been consumed by writing fiction these days and I pour all my attention into capturing the many emotions of the characters in my books and I don't have the energy to articulate my own - I haven't journaled in months. Now, … Continue reading Managing Expectations

Suicide

This tweet is what motivated me to write the following piece. I did not click and read the article - as I write this I have still not read it, mostly because I'm a little afraid of the emotion it's going to invoke in me when I finally do read it. https://twitter.com/PatheosMuslim/status/1005139926176890885   Very often, … Continue reading Suicide