I’m not sure if I’m a writer.
But I write.
In elementary school I wrote novels. Wish I could find those old manuscripts (I use that word very loosely). The tales they would tell about my imaginative little self might be… well… honestly I have no idea! I’ve probably romanticized the writer I was back then but I tend to believe that was the closest thing to a writer I’ve ever been.
In high school and college I wrote papers. I attempted to tap into the little dose of intellect I was acquiring. Measured by A’s & B’s, my writing was affirmed as sufficient.
In my 20′s and early 30′s I wrote business. Marketing copy, business letters and church programs. I wrote to inform.
Now it’s all colliding into what I hope will soon resemble a book. It’s the first attempt I’ve made to combine some storytelling, some intellect and some application of information all in one place.
Some days I feel like I’m reaching deep to find my 8-year-old novelist and some days I’m scouring the commentaries for an ounce of intellectual and Biblical wisdom to support my theories.
It’s one of the craziest journeys I’ve ever taken and honestly I’m loving every minute (or mostly ever minute) of it.
All you writers out there, what advice do you have to share?