Writing for me started as a means of escape from the mental ocean I was drowning in. I needed an outlet to let steam out. This was back in my senior high. Then I stopped writing because I realized I was putting too much of myself in the stories and people who knew me would notice. I didn’t want to be that exposed. Then I switched to writing songs. Love songs, break up songs, rap…Lol. One particular song still sticks in my head. (I’d put it in a separate post). Maybe someday I’d stroll into the studio. Hahahaha. I was also really good at composing love messages. I loved it most when they rhymed. Then I went to college and basically stopped writing. I actually never thought anything could come out of it plus college life was just way too distracting. I picked up writing again in 2016 when i was lying in my dorm room and a scene popped in my head. Then a story developed. That was how Storiesfromawarpedmind.wordpress.com was born. I never intended to blog. I just needed a place to stash the story and the forthcoming ones. I struggled to write stories for a while. Late last year, i became intentional about writing. I didn’t know exactly how to go about. But all I did was write. I paid more attention when I read books. I followed many writing pages and writers. I challenged myself. I had few people who inspired and motivated me (Mr Seun Akisanmi, Bayoshotit, Hanamel amongst others). My writing so far has improved. I can feel my stories move from a 2D to a 3D effect. What’s the highest “D” by the way? 😋😋😋
There are so many things I still need to learn. So many things I’m eager to learn. I’ve decided to focus full time on writing. And so I write at every opportunity. I was inspired to write this post when I found myself writing a story in church while the service was going on. Lol. That is just how crazy I am about writing now. When the idea comes, wherever I might be at that time, I don’t procrastinate. I build a story around it immediately. So, if you find me writing or typing when we are together, don’t get offended. A story is being born! I intend to be a best selling author so I’m working on publishing soon. But for the mean time, enjoy my short stories and co that I’d be bringing your way.
PS: I have a book to my name. It’s called “Highly Favored.” I don’t talk about it because,… well I was really scared the book wasn’t good enough plus the publishers made one too many embarrassing bonkers in the book. (If you want to publish a book, follow it up to the end.) I still got copies and it’s an interesting read anyways.
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