Thursday, July 7, 2011

Writing on Thursday

All My Secrets

I need another story.
Something to get off my chest.
My life gets kind of boring.
Need something that I can confess.
'Til all my sleeves I've stained red*
From all the truth that I've said
Come by it honestly, I swear...

...I'm gonna give all my secrets away.

These lyrics from OneRepublic's song All My Secrets inspire my writing. Because when it comes to writing the stuff of my own life, or when it comes to writing fiction about another's, I want to lay it all out. Hold back nothing. Share the truth in life, what makes us redeemable, fallible, relatable, and what rawly defines our  human condition.

Did you ever feel the freedom of showing your vulnerability?

That's the root behind this new feature system here at Something She Wrote. Keep It Real Tuesday, Writing on Thursday, and Inspire Me Sunday are because of this, because I want to open up. It's what you respond to most, after all. And, it's me being me.

I appreciate your patience as I aim this new direction. And as I build to this announcement I've sort of planted but merely circled around thus far. My life is changing, and I want more than anything to be honest about it... Soon you'll read it directly, and soon I'll share so many more bits with you.

Maybe not all my secrets, but you'll get secrets nonetheless.

*I interpret this line as a reference to the understanding, known to many, that to write you need only open a vein and bleed on the page. And I love it.


Karen Lange said...

Souns like a good plan, Janna! Will look forward to it; I think we can all relate in some way or another.
Have a great weekend!

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Liza said...

The hardest thing in writing is being to the heart honest. I wish you luck and I will be reading...

Wendy Paine Miller said...

Secret, secret, I've got a secret. Forget who sang that, but proud of you for being vulnerable and bold when so few are.
~ Wendy

Karen said...

I say, go for it! I'll be a'readin'. :)

Joy said...

Looking forward to your next post.

Michelle Wells Grant said...

Glad to have found you by way of Midlife Jobhunter ... I am feeling exactly the same way about my writing, about opening up and writing uncensored. That can get complicated (ahem, family, you know) so I have also been circling this idea for quite some time. You sound like you are at a crossroads ... I wish you luck and am adding you to my block roll to follow your journey.

Deb Shucka said...

I admire your courage, your writing and your honesty. Looking forward to being here with you on this new leg of your journey.