So I begin again

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After a long hiatus, I have decided to bring back the blog.

The image I chose to restart my blog made me smile. Fear really holds back my writing, but I’m letting go of fear now.

Over the years, I have written more and more and want to share it with the world.

My plan is to share some of the ways in which I try to find the best routine for writing. I might share some of my work, I might share some of my drafts.

Over the past 6 years, I have periodically joined a writing group where the sole purpose is to put pen to paper and write.

I have really enjoyed the way of writing, it helps me be less critical of my stories and poems. Some of these I have entered into competitions. I have had two poems published which I will share with you in later weeks.

So for any of you who might not know me, who am I and why do I write?

My name is Samantha Jayasuriya and as the blog title says, I truly love my home. It is where my heart lies. But from my desk just like my role models in my life, I can travel the world.

We all do this when we pick up a book and open the cover. A writer can do this too when they pick up a pen. I may not have been in the places that I write about but I can use my imagination.

I have used the work of Natalie Goldberg to kick start my writing when I get stuck for ideas. Her wonderful book http://Writing down the bone makes me smile each time I read it and give me hope for a new idea.

In her preface, she says

“Trust in what you love, continue to do it, and it will take you where you need to go.”

I’m trusting in my pen to lead the way.

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