Friday, 12 August 2016

I Write. I Am A Writer.

I write.
Therefore, I am a writer.

My writing is unique to me.
It is a reflection of who am.
My writing style is not everyone's cup of tea. (Coffee is better, anyway.)
Some like it.
Some do not.
Some may love it. (It's a stretch, I know.)
Some may think it sucks.

Whatever people think about my writing is fine by me.
I will not change who I am to please someone else.
I will continue to write authentically to who I am.

That is not to say I will not strive to improve in my writing.
I work towards that each time I place my fingers on the keyboard.
I think carefully about the words I choose......
the order in which I place them.
I do not always use proper English. (Makes sense..... since I do not always speak proper English.)
But, it is important to me that my words mirror my heart.

I have a long way to go to become a skilled writer.
I have much to learn.

There are many writers/authors that I would love to emulate.
I envy their skill.
I covet their talent.

But, I am me.
And, I will write like me.

I write because it brings me pleasure.
I like seeing my thoughts laid out in print. (Figuratively speaking.)
I am often proud of the finished work.
And often, I am not.

But, I will continue,
because, I am a writer.

I write because it helps me sort through my mixed up feelings.
Look, while I may seem like I've got it all together on the outside, on the inside I DO NOT!
I am pretty much a jumbled heap of chaos, confusion and crazy. (I also like alliteration.)
It's true.
When I write things out, I have to take the time to sort through that mess in my brain so that what I write actually makes sense.
There have been many times when I read something that I have just written down, and I'm like,
"Yes! That is exactly how I feel!"
It's helpful.

I write because I believe I have something worth saying.
To you.
To the people I love.
To the world.

Perhaps I have a swelled head.
Maybe I am egotistical.
It is possible that I am very vain.

But, I don't think so.

I am just a normal girl.
But, I am God's girl. (Heck yes! I will brag about that!)

And, I feel that He has placed this desire to write (among other desires, but that's for another post...)
deep within me.
I have a burning desire to share my thoughts..... my feelings..... my heart.
It is my hope that, at least some of the time, my writing will connect with you.
It is my goal, to speak truth into your life.....
to make you laugh.....
to make you reflect on your soul.
I strive to encourage you.
To challenge you.
To uplift you.
And, to let you know that you are not alone in your crazy.
(Because, let's face it, some of you are VERY crazy!)

So, let me ask you a question.

What do you feel when you read what I write?

Does it move you?
Do you look forward to my posts?
Do you scan over them because you're my friend and you feel like you should read them or my feelings will be hurt if you don't? (You should probably lie to me if this is the case. I'm sensitive.)
Do you laugh?
Do you cry?
Do you wonder why I even bother?
Or do you wish I would write more?

Would you consider sharing my posts?

I write.
I am a writer.

I will continue to write even if no one reads me.
Yes, I meant to say "reads me".

But, I confess, I want to be read.

I am a writer.
It is what every writer wants.