“Never apologize for your art.” Someone once said this to me after I read some poetry that I had attempted to write. I’ll be honest, it was not very good, so naturally I apologized for the poor quality. It was a complete stranger that said it which made it all the more powerful. Since then I have been doing my best to take ownership of my writing. Because, it is my art, it is how I express myself, and without it I would be lost.
One of my best friends recently told me: “The world needs your words.” He has been extremely supportive of my writing, almost everyone has. From friends to family to complete strangers. So why is it I have such a hard time supporting my own writing? I have had so much encouragement, both with my blog and with my novel writing. Why can’t I see it as more than just a thing I do? Maybe if I believed in myself a little more I would put more effort in and finally finish the book I’ve been working on for almost three years. Continue reading “This is My Art”