Diving

Well, I’m totally diving in this time. I’ve enrolled in an online creative writing course through my local community college. That’s the biggest part of the reason I have reawakened this site – well, that and the fact that I’ve been paying for this domain for ages and it was just sitting here acting as nothing much more than an external hard drive where I could upload some pictures to share with friends lol!

underwood3My class started today, and I’ve completed the first lesson, which was a couple of freewriting exercises and posting an introduction on the class discussion boards. Now that I’ve completed the first day, I’m feeling good. I’m hoping that taking the course will motivate me to write more.

See, here’s the thing…in my high school yearbook, I said I aspired to be a writer. I’ve written for most of my life – stories, poems, fan fiction, lyrics, personal rants, web site content, even started a few “novels” that just sit around waiting for me to finish them. I have an insatiable love for the written word; I love putting pen to paper – or fingers to keyboard – and piecing sentences together, watching the words flow across the page, diving into my imagination and pulling out some treasure or another. And I realize…I don’t WANT to be a writer…I AM a writer! Being a writer doesn’t require that one be published or earn money at it or be renowned, or even KNOWN for that matter; being a writer only requires that one WRITE!

The only way to fail at writing is to stop writing! That was one of the questions on the pre-course test, and how true it is!

And so, I’m going to keep on diving, and keep on writing!

Because I’M A WRITER!

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