Working on the second book of my poetry collection, editing a memoir and a fantasy short story collection
10 May 2021
I'm working on a new journal, and that one really blows my mind. I'm literally playing it together, looking at all I've written for 20 minutes and then asking myself: what else is missing?
It's a whole new way of writing, but I'm here for it!
16 April 2021
I keep forgetting to mention that I now have a Micro Blog. I really enjoy it. I share most of my posts to my Twitter, but I also share posts for the micro blog only.
24 March 2021
Published a free journal! Click here to grab it.
2 March 2020
I've decided to quit blogging for a while and focus on the projects I'm working on.
I haven't felt like blogging for a long time, and my blog suffered from that. I blogged in bursts, sometimes once a week, sometimes once a month at best.
The pandemic has forced me to focus on what really matters. I was basically anxious for a long time and I'm ready to not have to think about SEO optimisation for a while.
I do intend to update Instagram regularly though! Follow the link below to my profile.
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Hi, I’m Sylvia van Bruggen, and I’m a poet, author and creative Jane of all trades.
I’ve self-published several books, and am hard at work to add at least 3 titles to my line-up in 2021.
I'm passionate about living a simple life, living my passion: writing, especially writing poetry.
I call myself a creative Jane of all trades, because other than writing projects, I often have craft and art projects on the go.
The beauty of this is that being creative makes me a better writer. Knitting can calm any anxiety.
Losing and finding my creative spark
I have chronic pain, and in the last couple of years, I completely lost my creative mojo thanks to a new foot injury.
Lately, even in the midst of isolating due to the pandemic, I've started to truly focus on my creativity, no matter how I feel.
My current projects
I work on multiple projects at the same time usually, all distinctive enough to be easily interchangeable.
Here's my current project list:
111 book 2 is edited and ready for formatting and publication
Am playing my second journal together, it's a guided gratitude journal and I really like it so far.
I've finished the first draft of a memoir about pain and creativity, will edit it later in the year
And last but certainly not least, I'm editing a novel I started to write in 2017.
The best thing of all
I’m back, I’m writing, and I’m happier than I’ve been in a long time.