Day 8 ~ The Book Thief

Book quote

“I like that every page in every book can have a gem on it. It’s probably what I love most about writing–that words can be used in a way that’s like a child playing in a sandpit, rearranging things, swapping them around. They’re the best moments in a day of writing — when an image appears that you didn’t know would be there when you started work in the morning.”

Often when I am writing, where I start is not where I end. I often feel that while I am writing, something takes over and these words and thoughts pour out in ways I didn’t expect. I look at writing as a part of my soul. So when I write, I am letting my soul express itself in ways it otherwise would have been forced to remain in silence.

~Elizabeth

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Day 4 ~ Bossypants

“It’s a great lesson about not being too precious about your writing. You have to try your hardest to be at the top of your game and improve every joke you can until the last possible second, and then you have to let it go. You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it…You have to let people see what you wrote.”

I have always enjoyed writing, but sharing my writing, well that is another story. I have countless journals and computer files that stay hidden from others never feeling comfortable in letting anyone see the things I write. Writing, to me, is extremely personal. You are essentially putting a piece of yourself, a piece of your soul, into everything you write.

 I also never feel as if something I have written will ever be good enough. But I have come to realize that no writer ever feels as if what they have written is complete. I have also realized that keeping everything I have written hidden, keeps a part of myself hidden. In the last 2 months I have began blogging, and I LOVE it. I love getting the chance to express myself in the best way I know how. Sure, I may spend much too long contemplating whether a post is good enough, or whether anyone else will like it or even read it. But there comes a time that I just have to let go.

And to anyone that has ever shared something they have written no matter what kind of writing it was, how they shared it, or the size of the audience. I have the highest respect for you 🙂

~Elizabeth