A long time friend commented that my writing had changed. Yes! I was so ecstatic to hear those words I nearly wept. Instead I danced for Joy. It meant I’d met a milestone.
Writing is one of the great activities anyone can do anytime anywhere. A friend curls up with her yellow legal pad and hot tea. Another opens her laptop, stretches luxuriantly in the sun tapping away life on the electronic page.
For me? When my friend made that statement it ended years…no DECADES…no a LIFETIME of wondering. You see I’ve always written stories, fiction, romance, mystery, intrigue, poetry. Not always well admittedly but always looking to be better. When I first went ‘public’ with writing (this little blog) a few years ago it was like a little girl learning to ride a bike all over again. Wobbly. Embarrassing.
Hovering over the ‘Publish” button, I thought ‘who would read this anyway?’ For some unknown to human kind reason when it came to blogging I couldn’t quite seems to get the hang, the rules, the meter.
Yet in obedience, press away have I. For years now. The funny part is-now I write the way I always have. Fewer words (usually 🙂 ) more succinct, to the point.
Who knew that was the ‘right way’ all the time? How about you? Do you have a style? A favorite place to write? (…a writing fear?…critics perhaps?) Love to hear about it!
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