Good afternoon, readers!
I’ve been writing since I was about 9 years old, but I didn’t start getting serious about it until I was around 13, which was 6 years ago now.
I have written a lot since then – more short stories than I can count, approximately 5 bigger writing projects, and a few hundred blog posts.
And after writing so many different things for so many years, you come to understand some of the most important lessons you have learned as a writer.
I’ve learned so much as a writer thanks to a lot of incredible people and resources I didn’t think I would ever have, but probably the most meaningful lesson I’ve learned as a writer is one I learned on my own.
I’m a writer. The more I tell myself that, the more I believe it. And once you believe you’re a writer, it will never leave you.
Even during my dry seasons, when I just can’t seem to follow through with a story or open that Word Document and add some more words to my book,
Even when I feel like I can’t write anything good,
Even when I feel like giving up, the fact still remains that I am a writer and I always will be.
God designed me with the ability to visualize new worlds, arrange 26 letters into words that form a story full of heart and conflict, to be able to create characters for people to love and relate to.
So no matter how down I get. No matter how many times I may want to quit, I know that I never will because this is who I am. The stories won’t stop coming to me just because I quit. They will always be there because;
I have the eyes of a writer.
I have the mind of a writer.
I have the heart of a writer.
And I will never let that go.
It’s who God made me to be and I thank Him for that always.
What’s the most meaningful lesson you’ve learned as a writer? If you’re not a writer, what’s the most meaningful lesson you’ve learned as a reader?