There’s a relationship between writing and actually being a writer?
Hey! Have you been looking at my work in (non)progress? 😉
Haha. But true. I knew someone who wanted to be a writer, went to writing conferences, took a class on how to start a blog…but this person never actually wrote anything! At some point, you must actually try writing.
When I speak at conferences, often people will tell me that they want to be a writer, or even more audaciously, that God is calling them to write. When I ask what they’re working on, they don’t have an answer. Because they’re not writing. Wanting to write, and actually writing, are two different things. A lot of people want to have written a book, but a far smaller number actually sit down and write.
Your comment is like a free writing seminar session in a nutshell, Keri.
Thanks for the reminder and encouragement. I desperately need it, since I just set a goal of writing a book this year. I am determined to move forward as a writer this year, even though “the Resistance” in me is very, very strong!
Keep at it, Gaye, and it’ll happen!
Two years ago I realized I knew what I wanted to say, and have been putting it down since. The hard part I think is accepting the sacrifices — music not listened to, movies not seen, goofing off not done. It pinches sometimes. But I wouldn’t have it any other way.
It’s giving up the goofing off that is hardest for me, OB. Glad you are staying at it.
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