In the month of October I will be linking up with other writers on Five Minute Friday for thirty-one days. Each day I will write about one word for five minutes. Here goes…
Many times when I work at words, I wonder if I have expressed myself exactly how I wanted. Did the words come out the way I expected? Did I go off in another direction I hadn’t planned on?
I have felt satisfied less than I want to admit. Mostly I wonder what I am doing; why I keep writing when it seems I don’t improve. I’m not like most, spouting fancy dictionary words. I am a simple person.
I quit once and for one whole year I never wrote in a journal, never wrote one word that might be called creative non-fiction. Possibly I was burned out from years of trying, but the truth is I was mad. I didn’t think I was any better for all the creative writing classes I took and years of going to conferences and taking endless notes.
I didn’t like myself. I was grumpy, irritable, and out of sorts the whole year. I couldn’t believe I held out for a whole year.
My writing may never improve but it makes me whole. What makes you whole?