|I'm A Writer? (standard:humor, 1572 words)|
|Author: Lori||Added: May 03 2007||Views/Reads: 1784/1092||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|This is a funny little ditty about one person's view on being a writer, what she goes through to get the story told.|
I'm a Writer? By: Lori This is a fun little ditty about one person's views on being a writer, what she goes through to get the story told. ____________________________________________________________________ Six years ago, I found out what I wanted to do. I decided to become a writer. Boy, I was going to “change the world,” was going to be the best writer and get rave reviews. My work was going to have significance, zeal, and passion. I thought it was going to be easy to sit down and give everyone my unbiased opinion on what's wrong with humanity. Little did I know it's not always so easy. I've since found some barriers I have to overcome if I want to be understood. The first obstacle is usually the easiest hurdle for me to cross, the fear of a blank page. When I open my writing program, the white page looks like a scary crocodile who's going to eat me if I look him in the eye too long. I try to imagine it as a cute bunny rabbit waiting for me to give it the love it deserves. This doesn't always work. Sometimes I have to close out of the program and do something to take my mind off of the ferocious animal scaring back from the computer screen. Or I say a prayer for the fear to release me. It's fun to write, and release, a story to the world. I love the feeling of making an interesting piece or art. We can create masterpieces of the literature world. About the time I overcome the fear, questions start crashing in my head. Does the story have a plot? Do I make the characters plausible? Does it have depth? Is there any hidden meaning? Having stories to tell is the easy and fun part. I take a character from my head and make them alive. Whether the emotions come out or not is up to the reader, the story is going to touch people in different ways. Some will cry as I tell the story, some will cry because of the way I can't tell the story. It all hinges on the reader's opinion. The only thing I can do is pray that my point is understood. If it's read and enjoyed I did the job correctly. If it's not, then this is just a cheap way to get therapy, and some, not so nice, e-mails. Obstacle three is the reason I love a good writing program. My lack of spelling and grammar is deplorable. I find myself getting stumped on easy words like the, and, or but. I'm kidding! I take for granted that just because a word is in my head I can spell it. Oh no, not anymore. I have to spell the word out close enough so Spell Check can give me a list of words, then to figure out the one I'm looking for and hope it's there. When I can't get close enough to get the list I've got to think of another word and go to the Thesaurus to get the word I want to spell. “I hope that makes sense,” I say as I stick out my tongue and laugh. Please don't get me started on paragraphs! I don't always know when to stop and start one. The art of putting sentences together gets more difficult too. I find myself wondering if I should create run-on sentences. Or should I continue the thought in a one long sentence. I'm thinking about going to a nearby community college for a creative writing course, get someone to teach me AGAIN how to read, write, and spell. But, that thought always raises questions. Do I want to pay money for someone to give me their opinion on how I write or that I can't write? Why go to that extreme when I can do it here, for you people, for free? Sorry, that's funny to me. Oh I've got it! My youngest son, T.J., entered high school this year, he'll have an English class. I do crack myself up sometimes. “Come on people, laugh WITH me, not AT me!” I cry while busting out laughing. The next one is my humor. Something I write may be hilariously funny to some people. To others, they wonder if I've fallen off my rocker. I've gotten e-mails in the past from people who think I'm a kid, or that I don't understand the English language. To me, this is funnier then the story. It's like I'm a comedian in front of a live audience who's dying on stage. I want to shout, “Come on people, this is funny! Don't you get the joke?” Not everyone is going to understand my dry sense of humor. It's okay if people think I'm nuts or they don't understand what I'm trying to say. I don't write for everyone. I write for me and for the few people who do, or at least try to, understand me. Number five is the fighting in my head. For someone who isn't a writer Click here to read the rest of this story (62 more lines)
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