I have always been passionate about writing. Throughout elementary school and middle school, I wanted to be an author. I desperately wanted to see my name on the cover of a book and I ached to watch people read my books. I still have a desire to publish a book, but until that day comes, I satisfy my need to write by blogging.
When I write, I get into a sort of trance-like state. Sometimes I have no idea what I've written until I go back and edit. My mind knows what it wants to say. It doesn't need me to fight for the right words to express myself. I can do that later when I edit. I write and write and write until it sounds like it belongs on the page. Quite often, I'll be in the middle of writing a post when I decide that I hate what I've written and it's not what I'm trying to say so I erase it all. That usually happens when I try to force a post and I don't let my brain do what it's good at.
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The other key ingredient to writing a good post is location. I write in bed in a reclining position so that I can rest my joints. It's hard to focus when you're in pain. I usually will stick a stuffed animal or a small pillow behind my lower back for extra lumbar support. Plus my bed is right next to my bookshelf, so I'm never far from my favorite books or a dictionary. Sometimes a little literary inspiration is all a person needs.
Once I've finished my post, then I come up with the title. By the time I'm finished writing, I'm usually exhausted so I don't spend as much time coming up with a title as I should. But I never know what I'm writing about until it's finished. Even if I plan it out, the content always changes.