words, words, words.

Here’s the thing about writing — I haven’t done it in a long, long time.

Writing was something I used to do without thought, something so perfectly easy and something so perfectly me. I lost that, somewhere along the way, while growing up and trying to find myself.

I’m not sure why I stopped. Too busy with work, perhaps; too much time spent making sure other people’s commas were in the right places and their paragraphs were the right length. It was easy to become jaded of your own writing when you spend eight hours a day nitpicking over someone else’s. It should have made me a better writer, you would think. But it didn’t — it made me a damn good editor but it also made me wary of my own words.

So here’s to me, even as I look askance at daily prompts, wondering whether this will be the push for me to finally move on, and finally get back to getting the words out.

Wish me luck.



12 thoughts on “words, words, words.

  1. Robyn 11 September 2016 / 6:58 pm

    Luck from a random stranger … here’s to the start of a beautiful blog!

    • andtherain 11 September 2016 / 7:03 pm

      Thank you! :)

  2. Sheryl 11 September 2016 / 7:45 pm

    Cheers to you and Good luck. My two cents: worry less, write more.

    • andtherain 11 September 2016 / 8:13 pm

      Thank you. It’s worth more than two cents — I just need to stop worrying!

    • andtherain 11 September 2016 / 8:13 pm

      Many thanks!

  3. cathysrealcountrygardencom 13 September 2016 / 3:25 am

    Starting is frightening. I déconstruit gréât littérature for a living and so creating my own seems presumptuous. I have started by writing about flowers and moths. Maybe I will get brave like you and try to write again.

    • andtherain 13 September 2016 / 9:13 am

      It’s strange, isn’t it? You’d think all that exposure would make it easier. I don’t think I’m being particularly brave; I shirk away from so many topics. Flowers are a great way to start, and your blog and pictures are lovely.

    • andtherain 23 September 2016 / 11:07 pm

      Thank you!

  4. inkowlme 24 September 2016 / 6:00 am

    I won’t even pretend to be in the same boat as you, but I am starting as well. I can tell I’ll be able to learn quite a few things from your writing. I agree with Sheryl, write more and worry less. You have a story to tell and a difference to make.

    • andtherain 24 September 2016 / 8:24 am

      Thank you for your kind words. Yes, I just need to turn that inner editor off, at least enough to get the writing done! I’m sure we can all learn from each other. :)

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