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Writing from a new space + published article

By Odyssa

June 19, 2022


Now that I've moved to a new place and building a new life, it takes awhile for my brain to work on a new story. I may have a lot of things to say, but I can't find the time (not yet), or the space where I can sit down quietly, undisturbed. 

I miss writing. Writing is a friend, not just an activity or a hobby. 

In the past few weeks, I had to turn my back to writing because of traveling and moving. 

Watching the sun set by the lake

Today while I write this blog post in my friend's apartment - she was kind enough to let me stay here for a couple of days! - I'm able to gather my thoughts and type them down.

Here's what I think:

When I write, I find clarity. I sort things out quietly. I acknowledge and make space for all my thoughts, whether they're bothersome or helpful.

Writing helps me make sense of the world. 

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In April, I wrote about pitching to publishers.

Finally, I can share that my first published article for the year entitled '5 Books that Remind Us It's Okay to Be Heartbroken' is now live on Amendo, a website "for 20-somethings who are curious about how to embrace both their Catholic history and their present reality."

Screenshot from Amendo.com

Read the full article here


Odyssa

About the author

Odyssa is a writer from the Philippines. She is the author of Like A New Sun Rising: A Collection of Poems on Love. When not working or writing at home, she's out walking their dogs. She enjoys traveling, practices yoga, gets lost in books and Korean drama. To her, making time for a daily practice or ritual is the best gift to one's self.

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