Reading fresh blogs has made me realize my writing isn’t that great. So many writers have the crazy ability to write well-organized thoughts in sequential order to capture social eyes.
Writing my first book didn’t take very long from the thought bulb to finishing the short book. The reason, the words had already been written, all I had to do was organize them from my blog, adding and taking away a few sentences here and there to have it stand out.
The writers and books I read for pleasure and learning have an entirely unique structure built around them, it’s difficult for me to understand the grammar behind it all. Sure, I’ve always been an exceptional speller (not only because of spell check,) and my simple grammar is usually in order. When I get into deeper dialogue, multiple people talking with an array of situations converging at the same moment, that’s when the difficulty comes into play.
I look at inspiring writers and amazing ideas drive me in new directions. I begin to write, the words jump onto my screen, it’s just not very good, but it’s real…
Real as an author can be these days. I’m tired of all these lying marketers with their fake expectations and pushing their content like it’s the best thing ever written. Sure, authors are going to be biased, but in the elite warrior’s mind, there is always room for improvement. Which is why I’m so difficult on myself, my books and the blog you’re reading today.
You’ve got so much to offer, “maybe you think the words and structure are lousy because you compare yourself to others?” If you’re like me you hit the keys inputting every single thought, wanting to go back to make it better, but you don’t.
And that’s okay for a blog or for journaling. I find that’s the reason I’m a lousy, mid-ranged blogger who doesn’t have a lot to offer in the way of providing information to you, readers. Writing to put words onto the internet, hopefully making someone a little brighter than when they began the script.
Now, my poetry seems to shine more than the average. I’m constantly, complimented on the words of poetry rather than my books. Readers have told me, “you have a way with words that brings everything together.” As thoughtful as that is, it’s problematic for me to compare myself to other writers and often see their blogs exploding, as I wonder why.
The truth of the matter is, I’m just not that great of a storyteller as far as structure goes. Honesty… When reading words in books, I focus too much on how the grammar is laid out, “how does the author write, how can I become better?”
I can not read, what I did not write. I was just trying to leave something behind.
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