What Drives Me

I have a lot of things driving me at the moment. It’s the “why” when I first ask myself why should I get out of bed.

I have the sheer willpower to finish what I started. For this. It means finishing school. That means finally getting my degree. I want to feel the sense that I didn’t waste the time I have to spend on my degree. There were some bumpy roads, a couple of lost semesters along the way, but I am so close so it drives me.

The fact that in 2018 I will be starting my Master’s degree is a very big driving factor in my life.

The chance of getting my written work out there in the world drives me. I just entered a prestigious student screenwriting competition which could change the course of my writing, and finally, see Memory of Shane to completion to the point that it gets sold. I have had some interest but this competition is the key.

I am also excited, after taking a break in writing the novel version of Memory of Shane, to finally get this piece back on track.

I have this amazing blog that just reached its 2000th follower in just under four months over the weekend. I have grown as a writer so much on this blog, and I have learned so much from the mental illness community. We are so strong together helping one another.

I feel a part of the mental Illness community on WordPress, that’s I have a place to share my own experiences, so that they are willing to share theirs with me. I never imagined I get to go this place on my blog so quickly.

I have shared so much on my blog, and plan to do even more. That means posting at least two interview features week. I am writing two articles this week which has been an amazing experience and I am excited to share my writing with other people’s stories. When people trust me to share their story, it means the world to me and it drives me.

I am excited to be nearing the first draft of my memoir. I have worked so hard to get to the point where I have a good idea of where I am going with the project. The end game is the point of writing. It drives me every day to write or edit a chapter a day.

I have driven by my the need to continue to fight this great fight with anxiety and depression.

I am driven by the future and what it means for me over the course of 2018.

I am driven by the positive direction that I  am going on with my life.

I am driven by the failing health of my mother.

Life is unpredictable and we need things in our lives to keep moving forward and not looking back. If I have learned anything from this blog, it’s that what drives me the most is writing and sharing this experience with my fellow bloggers, and maybe those that just stumble upon my blog.

So I ask my fellow bloggers, what is driving you at the moment?

J.E. Skye

Photo Credit: unsplash-logoPatrick Tomasso

Please Help me Publish my Memoir

I am getting close to finishing my memoir “The Bipolar Writer” and I have decided to go down the self-publishing route. If you can donate anything towards my goal, it would mean the world to me. Those that donate will get a special mention in my memoir.


24 thoughts on “What Drives Me

  1. Thank you for this post. I think I have been trying to ask myself this a lot this past week. I have decided my driving factor is I want to do something that makes me happy. Writing this blog has brought a lot of joy to my daily life. At first I was afraid, what if no one want to read what I right, what if my effort into this isn’t worth it and I give up a month into it. But this morning I have come to the decision that I want to jump with both feet all in to what I love. I never through it would be writing but I am ready to take the risk and that is what I think is motivating me, this all or nothing attitude so I can start enjoying life and now working myself to death. Thank you I found this post incredibly encouraging.

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  2. What’s driving me is the desire to make a difference in my community. After I was diagnosed with Autism last year, I found the Autism Community, and threw myself into it. Connecting with people and making a positive impact has driven me to open myself up, to put my experiences down on paper, and to go back to school. I’m working on a book too! I love how having direction makes me feel, and it makes some of the struggles that I have seem less hopeless.

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  3. Wow! Masters Degree! And 2000 followers in 4 months! I’m sure this is not the norm. You have many people commenting as well so you know what you are writing is good and relatable. I will buy your book when it is done! You have worked so hard!

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About James Edgar Skye

I am a novelist, screenwriter, and blogger. I have written a screenplay entitled “Memory of Shane” and working towards the completion of the novel version. I am also writing my memoir “The Bipolar Writer" which also serves as the name of this blog. I also write feature articles on other members of the mental illness community on my blog.