Sunday, May 4, 2014

Day 124, May 4

Recently I attended a writers' meeting.  The workshop presenter talked of "voice."  A writer's voice is a blend of his experiences, his background, his heart, his mind.

I love to read mysteries, suspenses, and thrillers. These books are frequently written with a gritty voice.  I  have always wanted to have that same hard-hitting voice.  Try as I would, though, I couldn't make my writing voice what it wasn't.  I tried, I really did, to turn my voice in to what it wasn't.   Finally, I accepted that my voice can't be what it isn't any more than I can be what I'm not.

Joy for today:  accepting my voice, and myself.

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