For years I wrote poems, from the time I was in middle school. I then tried to write lyrics as well. The older I got the more I wanted to write a book, but I didn’t know how to do it and what I needed to do to be able to get it published and out into the world. When I finally wrote my first book a few years ago I ended up selling it as a ebook because I had no idea how to get it published otherwise without spending an obscene amount of money to do so.
I then was going through a really hard time in my life, when everything seemed to be changing and turning my world upside down. I wanted a way to write it all down and maybe share it and get insight, as well as maybe come in contact with others that knew and understood what I was going through. So I started my blog here on WordPress eight months ago. March 24th to be exact. I started by writing short stories and sharing some things I was going through.
Wanting to reach out to more people, I started participating in some of the weekly prompts. Not only have I reached more people but I feel a part of a community now. It’s hard to call myself a writer, even though I love writing and could pretty much write every day about something. But when I get comments and responses from those I consider “real writers” and “experienced bloggers” I get all excited and gushy like a fan girl. I feel so honored to have others like my stories and posts. It makes me all giddy to see when others like my blog posts.
I honestly had no clue what I was doing when I started writing here. I am not kidding. And still feel clueless! But I am having fun and enjoy being able to put down in writing the thoughts I have and the stories that come flowing out of my fingertips once I start and let my mind go. I love the way it soothes me and centers me when nothing else will at times.
I know you’re not supposed to, but I can’t help comparing my work to others that I think are amazing writers. I know I have my own style, as we all do, but it evolves as I continue to learn and try new things. I love to see where I might go next.
I just hope others get something out of my writing and I can continue to do this for as long as I can. I thank each and every one of you reading this right now. It means so much that you would take the time to read something I wrote.
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