If anyone invents a way to splice myself into two or three independently operating entities, please let me know as soon as possible. It will make night like last night much more manageable
Moving on to Five Minute Friday, even though I'm fairly certain I've already broken the rules by writing an introduction. Please don't tell on me.
Here are the rules as laid out by Lisa-Jo.
Basically, you set a timer for five minutes and just WRITE. No editing, no stopping to second-guess yourself, just a free flow of your thoughts hitting paper....keyboard....whatever. She gives the topic and then you just GO. Then you link back to Lisa-Jo and invite others to join in.
Today's prompt is: WRITE
When I clicked over to read Lisa-Jo's post today, I found myself feeling a strange mix of adoration, excitement, and jealousy. I love her style of writing, her honesty, the beauty she creates with words so I was incredibly thrilled to read that she has been writing a book! Believe me, I'll be ready with my Amazon Pre-order when that baby drops. (Pun totally intended.)
At the same time, I was hit by a terrible wave of jealousy. I've been blogging for five years and writing for a heck of a lot longer than that. Writing is as natural as breathing for me. It's part of who I am and it is the best way I know to be authentic. I don't have to pretend when I write and I can just let the words flow without fear. Words have such power to me. If I were being really honest, I would admit how badly I want to write a book.
The bad news is that I have no idea what I would even write. Do I even have a story? I'm terrible at creative writing, so coming up with some original tale is pretty much out of the question. I only know how to write....ME. After reading so many wonderful bloggers like Lisa-Jo, Ree, Stephanie, Jessica, and countless others, it leaves me falling into that trap of comparison....the great thief of joy.
Writing is part of who I am, but I can't allow the question of "What if?" or "Why not me?" to steal the joy it brings me.