Just Do It

Lately a few people have complimented me on my writing.  I'm flattered they like it of course.  It's not anything I really work at though.  I just write, whatever is in my head, gets typed out.  If I have any creative talent it must be writing because believe me, I can't do anything else.  I've always felt writing was such a great release for me.  I think I'm happiest when I'm writing.  Or reading.  Or listening to good music.  Or...oh never mind.

Years ago I was part of an on line group where we wrote poetry and critiqued each others works.  It was fun and interesting.  I don't have the gift of poetry flowing through to my keyboard though.  Poetry to me is Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg and some of the old English classic writers.

Short stories.  I wish I could do those but I just don't edit myself well.  I just keep going and going and going....  I've read some I really enjoyed.  Alice Munro is the only author I can think of now.  I just looked and the book isn't on the shelf.  I wonder what I did with it?

I have no true life experiences to share.  I'm not educated enough to write anything to help anyone.  I love to read fiction, all genres really.  But to develop a story on my own, create the characters and write in an interesting cohesive manner?  I don't think I could ever focus that long.  And if I could, it would take me years to finish.  I admire those with the ability of story telling.  It truly is a gift.  To be published and make a living from it, probably a miracle.  So I'll just continue reading and enjoying those who can do it.

Me?  I think I'd better stick to writing about experiences and blogs.

SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy
51-55, F
2 Responses Aug 26, 2009

Oh Koi, that's so sweet. Thank you : )<br />
Like they could stop me from posting...lol

You have the gift of being able to "talk story" in the voice of everyman (woman)! <br />
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When I read your work, I feel as if we are chatting over mochas.<br />
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Please keep posting!