What is a “real” writer anyway?
I am and I’m not.
I like to write and I hate to write. I’ve always enjoyed writing for my own entertainment. Diary/ journal entries, stories; real or imaginary.
Writing for school assignments as a student and as a teacher never brought me joy.
When I’m writing for my own enjoyment there’s no judgement; fear removed.
Writing because I had to brought me stress.
My dad always encouraged me to write. Before he passed away in 2015 I finished my first children’s book that sits in my writing bag. Unpublished. Why? Just like the assigned writing projects; fear and judgement.
I’m sorry dad for not writing the way you encouraged me to, but this daily blog is my way of honoring you.
So...I encourage all of you to write, too, if you enjoy it.
Whether you or I consider ourselves writers; if we enjoy it, we should do it!
Writing isn't just for real writers