First of all, I would like to say thank you to everyone who’s ever bothered to read anything I’ve ever written- my blog posts, in particular- and for being supportive of my dream of becoming a writer.
And, really, that’s the thing I don’t understand: why anyone would believe I have what it takes to be a writer when I haven’t proved that I can. If I heard that from someone and it’s been as long as it has with nothing to show for it, I would seriously doubt that person’s dedication.
Why is it I can tell people what is the best thing for them do (and I often do even when it’s not asked for!) but I can’t convince myself to just write and get something written even if it’s just a rough draft? I guess that’s why I’m asking you or your feedback.
Some questions to consider…
Why are you supportive of my dream of becoming a writer?
a. Because you’re naturally going to encourage everything I do because I’m your family/friend
b. Because it’s what I say I want and you want me to be happy
c. Because you believe everyone who has a dream should go for it
Why aren’t you supportive of my dream of becoming a writer?
a. Because I’m all talk
b. Because it’s not really what I want to/should be doing
c. Because I’m not talented
Why do you think I can write when I haven’t shared anything?
What do you think I should be writing?
What do you think I can add to the literary scene?
What can I do to improve on my strengths and weaknesses?
What do you think I should be doing besides/instead of writing?
Be honest since I am asking for your feedback and therefore I am ready for the good and the bad. I truly value your input. Elaborate. Be specific. I really have a problem taking anything seriously when it sounds like a generic comment. And, I’m neither fishing for compliments nor just getting kicks off being criticized.
You can email me your answers at EA12L @ HOTMAIL . COM (No spaces, of course.) Again, thank you.