Saturday, March 28, 2015

Day 4 Writing

I have discovered that I prefer to write in the morning rather than the evening. The problem with writing in the morning is that I'm trying to write about a day that hasn't happened yet. Yesterday, I skipped writing so that in the morning I can write about the previous day. My writing will, hopefully, be more coherent this way. 

I really enjoy writing. Events in my teen years had caused me to close up and fear having my written words used against me. When I got older I tried several times to keep a diary. But I just couldn't do it. Putting my feelings or thoughts into words on paper terrified me. What if someone found it? What if they read it? 

Eventually I learned to keep incident journals instead. I would explicitly write down every detail of any incident that happened. I'd include direct quotes if I could remember them. This came in really handy when I needed to verify facts at work or even just to keep track of my accomplish in order to fight off a bullying boss. 

In the last year I've mostly overcome my fear of writing. I've started a book, and have actually let other people reads portions of it. It's a long way from finished and I still don't know if it will ever be published. Like many authors I fear rejection and feel that it could be better. But who knows. Maybe a publisher will be interested in my story one day.