What I’ve been up to

Hello everyone, Sonja P. here!

So you may have noticed that I haven’t been posting very much lately on my Merakiwriting Blog, if anything at all but I wanted to let you know that I still definitely have been writing!

Over the past almost two months I’ve been working on a novel series and have been entering competitions where my work may get noticed. The only issue is, a lot of the time the submission criteria for these competitions is that it cannot be previously published in any form, so unfortunately I cannot share it on my blog.

I’ve also been working on a new, more professional website and a new twitter feed solely for promoting my writing and potential achievements.

I still plan on posting on Merakiwriting Blog, but it will probably only be monthly, I’m still not quite sure.

If you liked what you read on this blog please feel free to check out my website and subscribe at https://sonjapeters.wixsite.com/writer and/or follow me at @sonjapeters43

I will be more active on my new website and active almost daily on Twitter and plan to give monthly newsletter updates and new writing on my Sonja Peters Author & Poet website!

I’ve been very excited to share this with you and I hope you will be interested in sharing the journey with me on my eventual road to novel publishing!

Thanks so much!

Sonja P.

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Villains

When does a villain become a villain?

A villain becomes a villain when they lose the battle.

It’s as simple as that.

But some get confused, for even hero’s occasionally lose.

No.

A villain becomes a villain when they lose their battle.

Their internal battle with themselves.

For the war is never over, and their battles have only begun.

And a hero will fight the same battle, while the villain will rarely fight one.

Feeling Deeply vs Ignorance

Throughout my life I have always been someone who has struggled with my emotions. Oddly enough it was never a struggle of showing them, for I was the kind of person who wore their hearts on their sleeves.

No.

My problem was feeling, and feeling too much in a way. Feeling to the point where there are so many emotions that I felt like I just wanted to not feel anything anymore. Feeling emotions to the point where I’d feel nothing. Feeling emotions as if they were articles of clothing rather than simply emotions.

I have always believed that my emotions were a gift, for empathy and sympathy always seemed to be my strong points. A super power, if you may, of being able to comfort and relate on an emotional and spiritual level. But there is something about feeling so deeply that makes myself question at times if this really is a gift at all. It does seem to appear that people who care less are happier. Less care, less worry.

That is where I was a few days ago, after hanging out with a dear friend who deemed oblivious to my internal struggle, the conclusion appeared to be ignorance is key to a happy life…

But it’s not.

Ignorance leads to miscalculations of judgement. Ignorance leads to hate. Ignorance is not the solution to happiness.

So I may feel things deeply, but I am sure there are a lot of you that do as well. Please remember, ignorance is not the key to happiness, sympathy and empathy is, for if you can understand another, you can better understand yourself.

Thanks,

Sonja P.