Monday, August 1, 2011


I hate writing. Writing is like dancing: it is a lot more fun when you are good at it.

I am, beyond doubt, better at writing than I was, but I still can't get over how unskilled I am. I've always wanted to be a good writer, but every time I think I might be getting good at it, I read something beautiful and wonderful, and I realize that I am not that great.

Very often, when I tell people I am an artist and that I love to paint and draw, they say something like "I couldn't draw to save my life," or "I couldn't even draw a stick person," or "I couldn't draw a circle with a compass." And every time I hear something like that, I always think something along the lines of "Well, you never draw, so of course you aren't good at it. If you'd only do it a bit more, you'd probably get better." I never actually say that, of course.

Then the other day I was thinking, I don't write that often because I am not good at it. Then I though, wait, maybe, I am not good at writing, because I don't do it that often.

What I am getting to is this: I am determined to write more so that maybe someday I might be good at it.

So bear with me.


Anonymous said...

Good for you! Looking forward to reading your progress. :)

~ A.K. ~

Julie said...

:D Thank you! I needed that. :)