My Hand Moves the Pen

May 24, 2011
I used to feel so self-conscious about my writing. I didn't like putting my opinions or thoughts on paper, it almost scared me. They were MY thoughts, MY ideas, so why should I put pen to paper and let them loose, let them be so vulnerable, where ANYbody could see them?
But then this argument comes: why should I NOT share my work? I know I'm no Shakespeare, but I will (in all modesty) give myself some credit for being a good writer. I am now comfortable with turning my ideas into a story or poem, and letting them loose. After all, it's fiction! Not my innermost thoughts and feelings. Will I someday read my work (maybe I will be and author) and laugh? I might look at all the mistakes I made in my work, and laugh at my "deep" writing, written when I didn't even know how to use a semicolon!
Or will I look back on this writing and greatly appreciate my youthful writing? Will I realize how well my mind could put together words?
Writing is a beautiful thing, and I am glad that I have the ability to enjoy putting pen to paper.

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TwinnBears27 said...
Jun. 3, 2011 at 10:12 pm
Reminds me of how I feel sometimes; very well written. Love it!
Jean16Bean replied...
Jun. 6, 2011 at 8:14 am
Thanks so much!
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