By now, you've probably figured out that I'm pretty big on this whole writing thing. I always have been. In fact, I don't remember a time when writing wasn't a fixture in my life. Front and center. It was always there -- faithful and at the ready, any time I needed it. Early on, it sort of paved the way for my life and really gave me a solid foundation under my feet. At times, like after my father died, it helped me express myself when speaking the words just never seemed to be enough!
So when I came across this quote on Twitter about writing, it practically jumped through the computer screen and screamed my name. It shown brightly like a lighthouse in a dark abyss, like a rainbow at the end of a fierce storm, like... well, I'll just let the words speak for themselves...
Great writing is not perfect; it's real. It bleeds and leaves a trace...
Over the last six years, that's exactly what I've tried to do. The truth is (no pun intended...), I've tried to view blogging like a mirror that I held up to myself. I've always wanted to be who I am and never have that be something I'm afraid of or something I feel like I have to hide. So I've practiced writing honestly, and now, I can't imagine writing any other way. It's gone from something I want to do to something I have to do. I don't know how to write any other way than with a heavy dose of honesty.
At the very least, I hope I've somewhat succeeded in my efforts.
With great power comes great responsibility. The same can be said of writing. I hope you'll always use your power and your words for good... xoxo
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