I have been told that I am a great writer.
Do I believe it?
Sure, I’m a good writer, maybe even a great one. I’ve written for enough hours to claim some level of expertise.
However, what I really hear when someone tells me that they enjoy my writing is that I’ve touched a part of them.
I don’t think they are touched by the actual words, metaphors or fancy vocabulary I use. Those elements are visible and tangible so they can be easily attributed to great writing. But those don’t make great writing.
I believe, above all, it is the energy infused into the words by a writer that makes writing “great.” When a writer knows their own voice, their writing has a clarity to it. And if a reader’s energy matches up with a writer’s, then the writing may seem great.
A daily practice challenges the person who creates on “inspiration.” We have to mother everyday, and ultimately, it is the daily grind that gives us perspective, clarity and the “high’s” of motherhood. I am exploring if the same happens when I write everyday on the topics that normally light me up – motherhood, self-development, healing and creating. Sign up here to receive those thought nuggets in your inbox on the daily.