I like to write.
Always have, I guess, ever since I was in Elementary School (early 70's), then Junior High and High School (mid/late 70's), writng book reports, then letters to the editor of the local paper.
For various reasons none of that ever translated into a career path.
Joining the online discussion through message boards in 1998, then becoming a blogger, rekindled the urge to write.
You have the power to write...So take up your pen, open your heart, your mind, and your soul, and just let the words start flowing -- Caroline Joy Adams
Who knew? ;-D
So I began to look for books that would help me try to explore all this ability and aim to share the results in the hopes of getting feedback from those who come across my work.
Several friends have encouraged me to continue my adventure in writing and maybe explore the possibility of publication somewhere down the road, earning some money with my ability.
That's something for the future.
I read somewhere that we are always afraid to start something that we want to make very good, true and serious.
Rita Mae Brown once wrote: "Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts."
I once trusted myself to write something very special, over many chapters and many months.
Those stories were glorious, but I didn't know enough to save them for the future and regret it to this day.
I have been afraid to try to re-write the series from scratch.
I mean, how does one top the best writing he's ever done?
I once trusted myself to begin a creative writing journey with Elbie's Bar and Grill, and The Storyteller, and am still trying to think of ways to continue and expand that little universe (I'm always looking for feedback on it!)
I also plan to continue developing my ability as a poet and will share my poems here.
Right now I need to explore my talent, develope a voice, or two and get feedback, whether here, or sharing my work with others through Reading Events.
Part of that is getting into the routine of writing EVERY day, or every other day, here.
Even if it's just a couple of entries a day.
This can spark any number of creative ideas, as can just reading, taking the bus to work, or my job itself.
I have many titles in my collection of writing books and one, by a local author, teacher and radio personality, really spoke to me, and I aim to read it again.
The past (Not developing my writing interest in High School and College.) can't be undone, but maybe I can try to do something with my writing in the future.