Whilst I always wrote or at least tried but this was kept a secret. I didn’t trust that the words in my head would make any sense on paper. Before I started this blog, it took me about a year of going up and down with the idea. As I said in the past, my psychologist gave me the push I needed making it part of my therapy.
I tried talking my feelings out but voicing what I was feeling was hard for me for two reasons, 1 I had a ton of dysphoria about my voice and 2 I couldn’t find the words to explain what I was experiencing to someone who only studied but never felt it. She suggested that I pick a topic I love and write about it. It’s no secret that I love books hence where my blog name came from. I promised myself that I would give blogging a go for one year.
I guess you know by now that it worked. I made friends, dealt with my anxiety, and my passion for writing came back. Near the end of 2019, I was pretty unhappy at my job, so I needed something to distract myself. Once I had a storyline, I had to figure how I wanted to write this thing. Poetry is my go-to format, and reading a few novels in verse and loved them. I said, why not give it a try. I told my idea to my friend, a better writer than me, and he encouraged it, and that is how Turning Paige came along.