So I’ve been thinking a lot about the whole idea of writing something every day. Am I less of a writer if I don’t? If I don’t, does that mean I’m in a rut or have a block? I go to work five days a week, but I don’t feel like less of a teacher when I’m not teaching. As a writer I should also read, but what’s more important, reading so many pages a day or writing so many pages a day. When did being a writer become so complicated?…Then I really begin to question myself and wonder if I’m just making up excuses for being unproductive and or lazy.
Writing, to me, is supposed to be fun.
When I ignore the rest of the world, it is.
I enjoy writing for many reasons and as with anything one enjoys I try to improve upon it, but I like having on own since of voice and style, even if others aren’t crazy about it. I don’t want to sound and write just like someone else. I want my voice to be heard. With that being said, I wish I was a better writer than I am.
To me, storytelling is magical and I really mean that. Not everyone can tell a good story and come up with ideas that others want to hear. I happen to think that’s the one thing I am really good at. I have a very creative mind, but turning that into a story that people want to read is very hard to do. Since I started writing by accident, I never knew just how difficult it would be please people when it came to writing a book. I never set out to be a writer, but I feel like it’s just who I am now.
Whether anything ever comes of it or not, I’ll keep writing my stories and sharing them with anyone who cares to try them out. I’d like to think that if I’m able to find so much pleasure and joy in the writings of others, surely someone can find the same in mine. So maybe I’ll never write the next great American novel, but few truly entertaining stories is pretty good to me.
For any writers in doubt out there, write for yourself. You’ll enjoy writing a lot more.