The creation of a novel is a huge undertaking. In Episode 39, titled Paddles to Pens, guest Anne M. Smith-Nochasak shares her experience as a first time novelist. Speaking from the heart about her creative journey with A Canoer of Shorelines, Anne offers an insight into the environment that helped form her writing platform. An outdoor enthusiast and retired teacher, Anne spends her summers outside enjoying kayaking, canoeing and hiking. Accompanied by her faithful dogs, Anne prefers the calm and peace that comes with time spent outside in fresh air. Her passion for paddling is evident in this novel, however the stories of Julie and Rachel are purely fictional. This episode will be of interest to anyone who enjoys reading, writing and spending time with nature, or simply listening to a positive podcast.
YouTube Video link: https://youtu.be/Z0Pn532-Cyo
IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY! I am also a creative writer, and I have so much admiration for anyone who can sit and stay focused. My issue is getting the chance to be away from any distractions. I find that once I have started writing, I become very immersed in what I am doing and it's so hard to get back on track once I have stopped mid-sentence.
Writing can really be therapeutic. Some people create a daily journal, others simply write stories that no one will ever see. I have done both, however I no longer write the daily journal. I just don't have the time. I am, however, continuing to write short stories and they won't be kept behind closed doors for much longer.
If you enjoy writing, set aside some "me time" so that you can take yourself to the land of creativity. Don't feel you have to be a published author to enjoy writing. Not every musician will record a song, and that's ok.