Who am I talking too anyway?

July 17, 2013

I was talking with my best friend the other night and he was telling me how he feels it’s important to write to an audience. This got me thinking.  There are so many blogs/websites/well meaning folks who tell you to “just write” or “write what you feel” or “write what feels good” etc. which is all well and good if you are writing solely for yourself. However, if you want someone to read it, or even better, publish it, you need to write too someone. This made me stop and think and I wonder if this is part of the reason I’ve been struggling with two projects I’ve been working on. I have no idea who it is I’m talking too anyway. So my assignment for myself is to keep thinking about these stories and to figure out who my audience is for each by Friday. 

Ready, set, write.


Solitary

July 6, 2013

I’m stubborn. 

For those of you know me, you already know this.  I want to do things myself.  I often will make something take longer than necessary as I attempt over and over to do it all on my own.  For instance I would like to say that I got out of a bad situation I was in all by myself.  That I did it without anyone’s help.  But I didn’t. 

Anyway it got me thinking.  If I could stand here before you, dear readers, and tell you that I got to where I am today on my own, well, then I would be just that.  On my own.  Alone.  But I didn’t, and I’m not.  Yes, I did a lot of hard work and made some very difficult decisions, but I also had help from some incredibly wonderful people.  And to be perfectly honest, I don’t know where I’d be without these people.  They are my family and my friends.  My community.  My world.  It would be a pretty empty and lonely place without them.  

And while I don’t foresee my stubbornness changing anytime soon, its kind of an asset, I do know that I am more aware of when it’s time to stop and say, “OK, I need your help, please.”