This month’s question: What is one valuable lesson you’ve learned since you started writing?
This was a difficult question. I couldn’t think of any one thing specifically but just the knowing that writing in of itself has been incredibly valuable for me. Without it, I don’t think I’d be as “put-together” emotionally and mentally as I am.
Even though I’ve been writing for a number of years now, and have several of my short works published, I’m not famous or rich.
In fact, most people have no clue who I am.
I suppose that’s okay.
What matters to me is that the words I write impact people in some way.
So, yeah, I write for myself first but I also write to give voice (or try to) to those who cannot speak.
For me, writing is therapeutic.
Which means words matter.
And I want it to matter to the reader as well.
In the end, I can think of a particular lesson that writing has taught me.
Compassion for others.
Writing offers a way to let others know that they are not alone in feeling the way they’re feeling.
And for that one reader, the writer’s words can make all the difference in the world.