GAAHH, UHHH, UGGHH, all the emotions I feel when writing anything.
I feel like writing is such a paradox for me. There are times where I find it difficult to write things and I immediately label myself as a failure or failed writer. I tell myself that I’ll never be as good as the editors who write some of my favorite pieces and that I’ll never be as smart or as great of a writer as them.
But then there are days where I write a piece that feels easy, fun and liberating and I remind myself that writing is a craft that requires practice, patience, struggle, and discovery. It is not always going to be easy. The writers I admire didn’t become amazing overnight. They worked hard at it.
It’s taken me a while to find my voice and there are moments when I lose it and fight really hard to get it back. There are times where I’ll read an awesome piece, I’ll get inspired and I immediately feel the impulse to write. I write on impulse. As many times as I beat myself up about thinking I’m a shitty writer; reading someone else’s piece or an old one of mine only pushes me to work harder at it.
I believe it’s important to recognize one’s small accomplishments, so I thought I’d share a few pieces I’ve written (in no particular order) that I’m pretty damn proud are out there. I DID THAT.
Photos taken by Venesa