I know that one way to live like a writer is to carve out time to read and write everyday! I have to make reading and writing a habit. Katie Wood Ray says, " A writing voice can be crafted by your reading life." I am in the process of still finding my writing voice but the more I write and read the more it will develop. The more I write the more confident I will become as a writer. Every time I hit the publish button on my blog the butterflies start dancing in my stomach and the second guessing begins. Was I descriptive enough?...How could I have been more concise?... Does my piece have voice?...Did I write about a topic that would interest others?
Ruth Ayres says, "Writers depend on others to encourage them to keep writing and to nudge them to grow." As a new writer I crave and want feedback from other writers/colleagues and my family. I didn't realize this until I became a part of the #nerdlution community. I was receiving feedback and encouragement and it was very energizing! This energy helps me keep writing and pushing through even on the slow writing days. I have actually published three posts last week, since #nerdlution, Yeah!
Every journey has a beginning. I am looking forward to see where my journey leads me and the paths I will take to continue to grow as a writer. Right now I love expressing myself through poetry and I found this poem in my writer's notebook. I wanted to express and share my poetry voice. I hope you enjoy it.