Well, I’m starting to feel much better, which means I can start writing more contextual blogs because I’m able to think correctly. Today has been very good for me, I have started to get my appetite back and I also met up with my best friend K. Talking about my appetite, this morning I started to crave sausage rolls, I don’t know why, but I did. So, you would think I only had one sausage roll, well, you thought wrong, I had four! Even after I ate those, I was still hungry, so I decided to have a whole packet of cookies, keep in mind that the cookies were double chocolate chip, who couldn’t resist those? Anyway, to say the least I was stuffed after that meal.
Anyhow, let’s discuss the topic of this blog. While I was out today with K, it came to me that I look up to K as a mentor, and I don’t mean this in a bad sense, but in a good sense. When we discuss things, it always feels like we connect and understand each other, but we also give each other advice. Now lately our conversations have been about writing, which is my fault because I like talking about it. As we discuss this topic, ideas bounce off each other and in a way that helps me to be more creative. The best thing I like about these conversations is the way K explains her feedback, for example my writing style, sometimes I will forget how to use speech marks or even question marks. This feedback has got me far over recent months, but I guess this is like any Author. We all rely on feedback of some kind, and even if it’s good or bad, we take the feedback and carry on.
I think in some respects that every author needs a mentor of some kind, whether it’s a family friend, acquaintance, best friend, or even some random person you see down at your local pub. As an author you always try to find inspiration, and the reason we do this is because our minds can only go so far. This doesn’t just apply to author, but in respect, it applies to many industries. No matter what we do as human beings, we seek inspiration wherever we go, and this inspiration can be found in anything, it could be a blade of grass scuttling through the pavement or even, the wind blowing you off your feet. The point is, we all seek inspiration, we all need something or someone in our life to give us the extra push we need to progress.
I can certainly say that K has been my mentor throughout recent months. She alone has inspired me and pushed me towards writing more creatively. When I think about it, I don’t think I would have started to progress if she didn’t come along in my life. Also, I don’t think I would have started writing a novel if it wasn’t her giving me inspiration to make something big. The one thing I do know is once the novel is published, it was certainly go a long way.
Anyhow, I hope you enjoyed this blog and I also hope that you take advice within this blog. Just remember one thing, we all need inspiration. So, I am going to sign off, speak to you next blog!