Hello fellow #GoDoFly Lovers!
Today we have a special treat, let us present to you: Alysdc! She is a young writer who has captured many new followers, fellow writers, blogger friends hearts! Right from the word Go, she continues to inspire, grow and show us a piece of her world.
We had the chance to interview her and she didn’t hesitate at all to write back and respond in such a kind manner. Enjoy the following!
Lastly, we are happy to say that she is here to stay!
Go out and get them, Do what you love and Fly!
The Always Believer
1) What inspired you to start writing?
I don’t think there was one thing that really inspired me to start writing, it was more a whole collection of different things. I have always loved to read and always found the written homeworks from school a lot more interesting than the ones to do with numbers. I didn’t start properly writing longer pieces until two years ago, when I was inspired by a dream. Most of my projects come from dreams to be honest, I have quite vivid dreams that supply me with endless snapshots of different stories that might have potential.
2) What are your current writing projects? We have seen a bit of your ¨Thought a day¨ and ¨A to Z Writing and Music¨, tell us more about it.
The idea behind my Thought a Day posts was to get me writing more frequently (ideally daily) so that I never had periods of time that were empty of any type of writing. I think I decided to do this because I find it really daunting to turn back to a blank page after not having put down a single word for a few weeks. Of course, it hasn’t always worked out and I haven’t managed to keep up with posting every day, but it has made me write more frequently which was the original goal. Becasue of this, I don’t really mind. It has also forced me out of my comfort zone which I think is important for any writer: I had never really written a proper poem before I started my Thought a Day posts and now I have written over sixty since the beginning of the year. This has boosted my confidence a lot, even in other areas of writing.
As for the A to Z series, I have almost completed two now. The first one was the A to Z of Writing last year in which I gave an important aspect of writing for each letter of the alphabet. This got a good response so when I finished, I decided to do another series but this time focus on music. I felt this gave people who read my blog a greater insight into what I like. For this same reason, I have recently started another new series called Favourites, where I show people my favourite items of each month. Hopefully this will get good feedback too!
3) How do you stay motivated writing every day for your ¨Thought a day¨ and other posts?
Hmm… That’s a hard question, maybe because I don’t do it every day but only when I have the time and feel like doing it? Does that mean I am not motivated to do it? I’m not sure. I guess I write them because I enjoy the finished product and I feel it improves my writing. Does that count as motivation?
4) You are considered a young talented writer by many of your older peers. How does that make you feel?
I don’t think I am considered a great writer by many people, but if you think that then I am completely flattered! It’s a strange concept I can’t really get my head around and I am so greatful to anyone, younger or older, who takes the time to read my posts and connect with me through comments.
5) Since we are all about living life our way and making sure our dreams come true, what are you doing to make your dreams come true? How do you stay focused on what you want to achieve? Either personally, at school, writing or even for the future.
I guess while I am at school there is an extent to how much I can do to make my dreams come true. In fact, I am not really sure I have a specific ‘dream’… I have never been one of those people who has known what they want to do from the very start. A lot of people know ‘I want to be an actor’ or ‘my ultimate job is to be an accountant’. I never really had that. As far as interests go, I love writing, photography, filmmaking and languages, so I guess that is a vague direction of where I want my life to go. And what am I doing to achieve this? I guess this blog was a good start, and I spend a lot of my free time doing my other hobbies. To stay focussed on these ‘dreams’ I read blogs and watch videos by people with similar hobbies and see how far they have gone with their lives. This makes me want to achieve things more than anything else.
6) What advice can you give to other young writers?
I don’t feel qualified to give advice to anyone, to be honest! But since you asked, I would have to say my main advice would be to write often. The more you write, the less daunting it feels; it also becomes part of a natural routine. The other bit of advice I have to offer is write in the early hours of the morning. That might sound strange, but late at night when you feel exhausted, you are more careless about what you write and the words flow without you thinking too much about it. Then in the morning, you read back what you wrote late at night and sometimes you can be pleasantly surprised about what you wrote. I don’t know if this is just something that happens to me, but hopefully someone finds that helpful!
7) Who inspires you?
I am inspired by so many people, it would be impossible to list them all. At a personal level, all my family and friends inspire me a lot. I have a lot of blogger inspirations including The Always Believer for her overwhelming positivity 😉 Filmmaking inspirations include Jacksgap on Youtube, and I follow a lot of inspirational people on Instagram who always surprise me with their amazing photography. Authors are also a huge inspiration to me.
8) Where do you see yourself in the future?
I am not really looking into the future at the moment, there is too much in the present preoccupying my mind. If I force myself to look past these next few weeks though, I am hoping that the future will contain lots of writing, photography, filmmaking and travelling. That would be a brilliant future.
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