I write for a living.
I write for fun.
But am I a writer yet?
I don’t feel like I am and yet I have a problem trying to improve myself as a writer.
I finally took the time today to go through the MANY saved pins on my Pinterest Writing board. I love what I am finding.
Story outlines, resources, tips, encouragement, everything is there for me.
Yet, I cannot make myself use it.
I feel like I am starting in the middle of something. I do not feel like I’m on the Go space. I feel like there is so much more I have to go through before I am worthy of all this new gold mine of information. I feel like I have not dug far enough.
A shout out to the Eva Deverell and Lady Writers League (Eva Deverell: http://eadeverell.com The Lady Writers League: http://ladywritersleague.com). I just signed up for her emails and I already love her work to help writers flourish.
Her first emails asked these questions:
“Have you secretly LONGED to write a novel but didn’t know where to start?
Maybe you even had an idea, but as soon as you sat down to write, you found that you couldn’t transfer that idea onto the page?
Or perhaps you got partway through a novel and then realised something was wrong and you couldn’t figure out how to fix it?”
You are not alone, she says, and that has made me feel a little better.
So what is the solution to my problem?
Looking at why this is happening, many things come into play:
Fear of course is the biggest thing. Feeling lazy is another one.
Combine the both of them and it is a rather daunting task to look at the novels on my shelf and want to create one of my own.
I guess time and hardwork will tell.