Writing has been one of the main focuses of my life for over 2 years now and since then I have come so far. Being young still, I am still figuring out my writing voice but I feel like I am heading in the right direction. I’m happy I discovered my love and passion for writing so early on but it also makes things a bit harder, especially living in a small town that has little writing opportunities. When your young it can be harder to find opportunities to become a better writer and to get your work out there, but while it is tough, there is always a way. Since I don’t have anywhere to go for writing classes or events, the internet has played a HUGE part in my writing. I’ve entered online writing competitions, some for my age group and some not and I have actually won a few and gotten some honourable mentions. I feel like my writing gets better and better with each writing competition whether I win or lose because it helps me figure what I need to work on. Since I live somewhere where there aren’t a lot of writing events, I am lucky enough to be able to travel to one happening this fall! I am so so excited to attend this writing conference and meet so many amazing authors and other writers like myself. I’ve worked so hard to get to the place I am at and cannot wait to share my work with other people who love doing the same thing I do. Even though I don’t have anyone close to me that shares the same love and passion as me, my family and friends are still extremely supportive and interested in my writing. They motivate me to keep trying and not to give up ever and I am endlessly thankful for them. I love writing and its hard to love something if you have negative influences in your life, and I am lucky to say I don’t have that.
This was a more deeper blog post than what I usually do but I know I have some writers who read my blog posts so I wanted to show all of you what writing means to me. I may be only 15 but our ages don’t defy how talented and committed we are to something! I hope all of you are chasing your dreams like I am and I really hope you enjoyed this 🙂
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In my writing area I have framed writing prizes hanging on the wall so that every time I feel discouraged or frustrated with the craft I look at them and think, if I could do that then, then I can do this now.
By the way, all the awards are for second place but that’s enough to keep going 😉
That’s a great idea! And 2nd place is still a HUGE accomplishment! 🙂
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