For months, I’ve been trying to become “the versatile writer” or “the writer who is not only a writer” in order to fit into the marketplace. But by doing that, I’ve realized that the only thing I’ve done is watered down my value as a writer.
I used to think that if I work hard right now, I could make life easy for you. But now I know I shouldn’t do that.
People often say they love my work. But whenever I hear that, I can’t help but think, they don’t love it as much as I do.
Oftentimes, we try too hard to be like someone else without realizing what makes us unique is what we only have.
“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”
I took a long summer off writing, and I must admit, while it hurt at the time, it was the best thing I’ve done for my writing. [Read more...]
The past few weeks have been hard on me, not because of stress from work or anything like that, but rather because I’ve arrived upon a shocking revelation about myself:
I don’t fit in.
I don’t fit in at all. Not one bit. And I’m writing this because I’m wondering if you feel the same way.
Let me explain.