Becoming A Writer
Writing Can Be Hard, But I Love The Reward
I love the intrinsic reward, that is.
No one will ever like everything you write, and that’s ok. It would be super weird if they did. It would either mean you are impossibly good at expressing your inner “you” through written words or, the more plausible explanation, they are lying to you.
There are also other possible explanations. You live in a parallel dimension where you are the center of the universe, and everybody adores you. Seems possible, right? Hmmm…maybe not yet.
Not even I like everything I write. Sometimes, I like the article idea, but not the content I am writing for it. Other times, the words I need to come out of my brain are — Away From Keyboard. I know the information is there and lingering. It just won’t come out when I call it out.
Other times, I get into a nice writing flow, and the words come out like a large waterfall. There are cases in which too many ideas come out, and I have a hard time organizing them, so the reader can make some sense of what I am trying to say. Backspace, Backspace, Write, Delete, Backspace, Write, Write, Delete.
How do you know something is good if you do not have anything inferior for comparison?
One Step Forward
As it happens in life, sometimes I need to take a few steps back. Once I have analyzed my text, written several lines many times, in different ways, I will choose what I like best and make that final step forward. Sometimes this means abusing the Backspace key and losing too much time on a single paragraph.
It can make me upset at the moment because I lose valuable time. Once I read the final article and come back to the pieces I have struggled with, it gives me immense satisfaction and makes it worth it.
Why Do I Write?
I write for myself. In the end, if I am not happy with what I have written, I might as well not do it at all. You either give the best you can or do something else. I might not like my article when I read it in a year. That is…