15 Habits of Great Writers Challenge: Declare
During the next 15 days, I am joining Jeff Goins’ 15-day writing challenge. In between my scheduled writing posts, I will be posting my full responses here.
DECLARE: Taking Back Writing
I started writing when I was 11 years old, before I had a good grasp of the English language. It didn’t stop me from trying, or these little fears that can sometimes crop up as we get older.
It was my last year of high school that those fears crept up on me and in essence, paralyzed my ability to write. For the next 6 years, I barely touched a pen, much less craft a story. I was a writer but I no longer trusted in my ability to produce quality work. Therefore in my mind, I didn’t feel deserving of such title.
I am a writer. I never stopped being one. I dream, I write, and deep down, I know I will never stop crafting stories. I told my family, my fiance, my friends. And I will not be looking back.