Thursday, 27 December 2012

On being a writer

I am told writing is all about getting the words out whether they made sense or not. It is about getting into the habit of writing everyday whether it is writing emails, a synopsis of your story or the story itself. Though it is good advice (really good advice) it seems to be impossible; the key word here being 'seems.'

The irony is that it all somehow becomes possible in those thirty days of November when us Wrimos (participants of NaNoWriMo) abandon every other wordly desire and just write.

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

What's in a name?

Unless it is used for identification, a name hardly means anything, and even less when it's without a face. And that's the reason most bloggers prefer a pen name. Not only does it allow them to speak their mind without being judged, it also allows them to be whoever they want.

So when I didn't want a certain internet prowler cum stalker to be able to find me, read about my life and my thoughts and then pass judgement, I switched to a new blog with a new name and became someone else but just to go by. My thoughts haven't changed, my writing style hasn't changed and most importantly, I am still the person that used to write the old blog.

When I started this new blog, I named it just that - A New Blog, A New Start. Eight months since, it is no longer new and I am far from the start. So I decided to change it. Not just the name of my blog, but its URL as well. So it is now called 'Spilling Words' and the name kind of feels apt for the kind of writing I do on this blog.

I am still writing as Jackie Burkhart and it will change only when I find another character on TV that is cooler than her and as close to being me as they ever could be. But I don't see that happening for a long, long time. And I'm not complaining. Jackie and I have had a good time together so far, and I am sure we will even in the posts to come.