On Writing

I LOVE to write. There I said it and I am not ashamed.

I’m not sure where my writing will take me. Writing has been a constant in my life since I was a kid. I was the 4 year old who wanted to be a writer, which then turned into going to school for journalism. I like writing.  But I feel like my writing has a long way to go. Every time I write I learn something about myself and get closer to finding and fine tuning my voice.

I want to take my writing to the next level but somehow I keep finding excuses. I tell myself it’s unoriginal, unsophisticated, and not good enough. And then I am always trying to figure out: How is my writing any different from all the other writers and bloggers in this digital age? Who would I write for? How much am I worth? I like having foolproof safe plans, but in the last year or so I have discovered that those are NOT the answer and it is not a lifestyle I have gotten used to. Change, and rolling with the punches is how I operate. Need to work a little more money for something down the line- great no complaints, just adapt to everything in your way. And with writing it’s always been a way to step away from it all and enjoy what I like doing the most. So I fear rejection, but accept criticism because there is no other way to grow as a writer.

But the point is I am tired of the excuses I have been making. It is time to grab the bull by the horns and 2016 will be the year of passionately writing, for myself, for others, and hopefully for a job. It’s time to break out of the writing bubble I have created, take a risk and try something new.