IWSG May, 2019
Sometimes, I feel smug about my desire to create fiction because I recognize not everyone feels this way or does it.
This post was written for The Insecure Writer's Support Group monthly blogging event and brought to you by founder and writer Alex J Cavanaugh. This month Alex has the help of these co-hosts: Yvonne Ventresca , T. Powell Coltrin , Juneta Key, and Lee Lowery
I'm not using the question this month, but this is the optional question for May: What was an early experience where you learned that language had power?
I write stories and feel a little smug about it. No, I am not delusional in thinking I'm an excellent writer. It's just that I've got the drive to write and not everyone feels this way. Hey, you’ve gotta feel special where you can! (Hence--insecure writer.)
Maybe smug is too strong of a word, but I do feel sort of special because I am a storyteller obsessed with writing.
Even though you can't touch it, and please don't try, I hold a wellspring of ideas in my brain that I can turn into characters and words in no time. My ideas connect to an intrinsic desire to turn words into sentences that might evoke emotion in myself and others. Some of you might understand what I'm talking about. If you exercise your craft, talent or passion, then I give you permission to feel a little smug too. You deserve it because being a "creative" person is exhausting.
I also feel smug because I've been included this month as a cohost for the IWSG blog hop! Be sure to visit my fellow cohosts linked above. Also, check out the new IWSG anthology contest theme at the Insecure Writer's Support Group website.