The Good Patrons of 750 Words

A Note of Inspiration from Member Coryn Lee Bourgeois

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In my experience so far of using 750 Words, I’ve been able to start my day in a way that really helps me see what’s on my mind, and what’s bothering me. Vocalizing my feelings and inadequacies gets increasingly more difficult as I get older (I am currently twenty-seven years old), and writing them down first thing in the morning is almost like therapy for me. I’ve gone through many traumatic experiences over the years and have needed therapy, but have not been able to afford it. I have been re-constructing on my own, therefore, and 750 Words has really been very effective in this re-construction of myself. So far, I’ve been able to define the ways that I feel on a day-to-day basis, I’ve been able to identify behavioral patterns, and I’ve been able to knock down many of my demons and triggers in the process. It’s increased my mental stability, honestly, and I don’t think I’ll ever give it up. I am a writer, as well, and forcing myself to write down whatever is first and foremost on my mind every morning really gets my motor going on creating new stories. I have never actually finished a novel of any kind, but I do write poetry and short stories, and since starting 750 words I have written two short stories that I am very proud of. I also struggle with writing in the present tense when I am creating a story of any kind, and it’s becoming much easier now that I am vocalizing every morning, albeit quietly and through this site.
As I previously stated, I should have been involved in some sort of therapy years ago, but I have always written in order to slough off the emotional baggage of my past and move on. I never realized that writing every day was essential to this, otherwise I would have been doing it! I have kept several hundreds of journals, honestly, but have never been able to keep up with them religiously like I have this. The accountability involved really helps with that. I think it’s an excellent program, and I’ve mentioned it to many of my fellow writers that I am friends with. Such writers as Ray Bradbury have even mentioned that a process that forces you to write and read daily can only help you create new and vibrant content of your own. I am hoping that 750 Words helps me to finish an idea that I’ve created, from start to finish. It’s a commitment, but so is this, and it’s made me aware that I am capable of keeping such a commitment. I am also able to see what things I focus on, in general, and it encourages me to maybe change my mindset now and then. The process also encourages me to be more honest about the ways that I’m feeling because I’m forced to confront them on a screen every day.
This is essential to the grieving process.
I hope to keep doing this as much as I possibly can, in order to keep progressing in such a way. I have never been so clear-headed and reaped so many benefits. Thank you, 750 Words. You’ve done a great deal of good. :)

Testimonial Note from Coryn Lee Bourgeois on Fri, Dec 15
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