I’ve been going through my drafts and randomly publishing things that I had started and never finished. I have never believed that I am a good writer. Certainly nothing special. But the more I write, the better I feel. So it’s less about whether or not I’m “good” at it and more about how good it makes me feel.
The thought to write crosses my mind at least once or twice a day. Sometimes I’m inspired by something. Other times it’s something I need to get off my chest. Either way, I end up writing, and writing, and writing. Before I know it, I have at least 10 drafts on a variety of topics that collect virtual dust as they sit in the folder.
Usually, my topics flow from a stem of multiple articles on the same subject. I believe in the power of three’s, so when things pop up in my life at least 3 times, I pay close attention to it. I’m also starting to take notice to waves of popular causes and headlines. Right now, I’m noticing a lot of posts and articles on silent victims, victim blaming, slut shaming, and rape culture. This makes me feel like it’s more important now than ever to continue to write, as a woman, with strong feelings and opinions. This is my outlet to say all of those things I’m passionate and angry about. This is my way to connect with other women who may be better readers than writers. This is my way to share my stories and renew my hope for humanity as people like, comment, follow and private message me.
I’m currently reading Lena Dunham’s book, “Not That Kind of Girl”. It’s inspiring. Not only because she’s telling real life stories that most people tend to leave out when talking about themselves, but because she’s my age and has written a book. Her writing style resonates with me. I like reading things where you can hear their words being spoken to you. As if the words on a page create a person in your head that you’re having a long conversation with. I love that style and it’s usually the approach I take to writing.
This blog is going nowhere, I really just wanted to create a virtual point in time where I wanted to start writing a book. This is it.