I willingly gave up my anonymity on this website to a trusted friend, and still, I cringed with embarrassment when she read yesterday’s post. I deleted the essay.
I was musing about a situation that happened when I was young, and I was trying to figure out the problem from an adult perspective. Writing helped me process the matter, but the piece was not well-crafted and the content didn’t seem interesting enough to share. The thoughts were better suited to a journal than a website. How do I write something relevant, insightful, entertaining, or whatever else good writing does, and do it every day for a month?
In honesty, I can’t. At present, I am hoping that some good writing over the month emerges from the cocoon of thought that I am spinning around myself. I long for one lovely essay to take flight to please the reader.
I fear that today, I am making the same mistake as yesterday. Writing to think is certainly valuable, but is it worth posting?
I’m hoping that tomorrow, I’ll be inspired by a better topic. When I write in a journal, I find the activity to be swift and delightful. It doesn’t matter if my entries are mundane or profound. When I write for an audience, I get stuck, searching for something meaningful to say. Nonetheless, I am determined to persevere with the March writing challenge. There is so much to learn by the process!