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True. Very true. =)
We write not because we hope to make an impact on others, though that certainly never hurts, but because we need to make an impact on ourselves. Every sentence you put down comes from a deep part of your soul. Every character you put out there is YOU. Writing is deeply personal and helps us sort through our most horrid thoughts and feelings by applying it to words on a page. Writer’s sacrifice their souls to be heard. By putting our things out there, we can’t help but to take every rejection hard and every praise with eager ears. We live through our pens and paper and keyboards and documents. We breathe in ideas and transpose them to a workable and readable piece of art. We write not to compare ourselves to others, but to explore the journey ourselves and find pieces of ourselves we never knew existed.
Keep writing! You’re really good at it. <3
I think you’re right. I think it’s about self-discovery and realization. True mastery of craft has nothing to do with ego. You say that writers sacrifice their souls to be heard and I think you’re right. But I think it has to do with connecting. We want to be heard and understood; we want validation for all of those thoughts and feelings. We want to know someone gets it. There’s something powerful about a tale that binds many different people from all different walks of life. That connection is what brings us, humans, together, and gives us room to talk and discover one another. Something we desperately need to remember in these difficult times. So thank you for connecting with me Kailyn. And for the compliment. =)