Monday, December 9, 2013

Finding My Voice As A Writer....


Finding your voice as a writer is possibly the most difficult thing I have ever tried to do.  My natural voice is one that is filled with self doubt, a little self hate, skepticism, & a sarcastic sense of humor.  It helps hide all the things I am really feeling.  I rarely show my true self unless I have found something I am passionate about.  Unfortunately, when you write, you expose a lot of what you are trying to hide.  That is supposed to be the voice you use, or so I keep being told.

My biggest fear in writing is the thought that others will not understand or want to go on the journey with me.  I know you are supposed to write for yourself, but that fear can be, and for me, has been crippling.  What if my voice is something that no one else can relate to?  What if, and I say this reluctantly, I am really no good at putting words on a page and making people want to follow that story and invest their time?

Writing is incredibly personal, regardless of the subject matter.  I am desperately trying to find a way to tell my story without boring anyone to tears.  Now if I could only figure out how to do that....


~B~


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