I want to write fiction this year.
Writing this blog comes so naturally. I enjoy writing about life and everyday things.
The conversational tone is my favorite. That’s why travelogues are my favorite book genre.
In my college creative writing classes, my attempts at poetry were pitiful and my short stories were not impressive.
It frustrated me because I have been a reader my whole life. Visualizing a story as I read is second nature.
So why can’t I write about the stories I see so clearly in my head?
Two of my goals this year are to improve my writing skills and to write a few short stories.
The only way I can achieve these goals is to change the way I see myself as a writer.
I’m not some untalented wannabe who is barely scraping by.
I can write.
I have a voice.
I will not give up.
There are stories inside of me, as well as the everyday adventures I enjoy sharing.