I used to think that the more I write, the more confident I would become in my choice of words, my style, and my ability to convey a thought as deftly as any wordsmith.
What happened with my choice of words? I’m constantly checking a thesaurus as my words just don’t seem right.
What happened with my writing style? I had a creative writing coach tell me just last week that I write like Robert Louis Stevenson. Not a compliment, as he continued, nobody reads that stuff anymore.
What happened with the way I convey a thought? My thoughts sometimes ramble. I seem to write as though I’m talking to no one in particular, except myself. As we all know, that is not a good sign.
Is this my style or is it just the way I meander through the creative process?
A friend said to me that only time would tell.
To the keepers of time I say, I just wish you would hurry up.
To Alex J. Cavanaugh for starting the Insecure Writer’s Support Group, I send a big