Wednesday, February 1, 2012

NOT SO SURE TODAY

If you had asked me a few months ago, whether or not I was a talented writer, I would have said no. If you ask me today, then the best answer that I can give you is that I do me, perfectly. My writing is not perfect, I know that, but I like the way I write. I like the ideas I have and like how I interpret it. So far, I like my work a lot. In fact, the day I stop writing things that I don’t like, I will have to quit.

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  1. I think your voice comes through in your blog posts, so it must mean you are a good writer. :)

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  2. That's a great place to be. I think I might be getting there.

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  3. I can identify with you...
    I often experience this up-and-down, see-saw emotion... it's good enough/ not good enough/ it's good enough/ not good enough...
    But I've decided I'm not going to beat myself over this anymore. I'm just going to write... the best way I know how.
    And you should do the same. Just write.

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  4. My confidence in my writing comes and goes. But that seems to be the norm. All we can do is keep at it!

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  5. Doing you is a good answer. Sounds like you've learned that the best writing isn't imitating someone else but letting YOUR voice shine through whatever you write.

    Hang in there!

    Sia McKye OVER COFFEE

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  6. My confidence in my writing is currently out with the tide. I'm assuming it'll come back in at some point because it always does, but still, it's a long wait.

    I like your idea that I do me perfectly. I'm always striving to be happy with what I'm writing because that's really the most important thing.

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  7. I love this. I've always struggled with trying to write like other people, and one day I just sort of had this epiphany that I can only ever write like me. Everything else is a lie, so there's no point in trying to be someone else.

    Good luck.

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  8. Feeling confident and secure in my own writing is often fleeting. For the most part, I do like what I write and I think others will, too. Why else would I put myself through query hell?

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  9. Tonja - Thank you so much. I am glad that my voice shines through. Thanks again.

    Sarah - Thank you. I am sure you will get there pretty soon.

    Mish - Thank you so, very much. I will definitely.

    Brianna - Very true, but you are doing very well.

    Sia - Thank you so much and thank you for stopping by.

    M.J. - Very true, but the confidence thing really comes and goes with everyone. I hope it comes back really soon for you.

    Rena - I love that and it is very true. Being you is the best.

    Nancy - I cannot agree with you more. You are one smart woman.

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