Saturday, January 2, 2010

Writing..because I have to...

There are few things in life that mean more than self-expression -whether through the beauty of music, the lens of a camera, the paint on a canvas, the stitch on fine silk, the twisting of sterling silver wire on a glass pendant or the swirl of dark chocolate ganache on a fresh cake. Though all of these creative forms come in and out of my life on a regular basis, writing is a passion that I have largely kept to myself. True, I write an occasional article for the women's newsletter at church, an annual Christmas letter which is often "over the top" and sometimes slightly irreverant, and a not so daily journal to God.

My piano teacher once told me that we play a musical instrument to be heard...when we have music in our hearts we HAVE TO SHARE IT. Thus, writers write to be read. Why I think that anyone will read my musings is noteworthy..it says something of my level of self-doubt and fear. In fact, I don't consider myself an avid reader - I get bored with certain writing styles and will drop a book on the floor if it doesn't hold my interest in the first five pages. And I rarely read blogs as most are very self-involved and trite. But if I'm going to criticize, then I should only be allowed to do so if I myself become the dreaded blogger.

So....on this second day of January, 2010, I begin to write. I write because I have to, whether anyone trips over my blog or not. Just do it, Laurel...just do it.

3 comments:

  1. CONGRATULATIONS on "just doing it." When I tried to start my first novel, I thought I had to know exactly where I was going before starting. I found I didn't -- couldn't -- know. So, instead of giving up, in time, I just started. WWW.JOHNPOSWALL.COM and two novels is the result. And...here YOU are at the beginning. Good luck.

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  2. You are holding my interest and I was smiling the whole time I was reading!

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  3. You rock, Laurel! Your creativity just continues to flow out in so many mediums. You're an inspiration to me!
    See you in 2010!
    Rhonda

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Thanks for visiting my blog. I appreciate all those who share and leave their comments very much. Laurel

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