Writing has always been a huge part of my life, but this year I wrote more than ever before.
This is what I realised.
- Writing is easy when I do not try to sound like someone I am not. It is nice to sometimes use fancy words and extraordinary descriptions, but the joy of using your own words is irreplaceable.
- The more time I let my writing sit without editing, the easier it will be to edit it. This is the analogy I like to make, it is like a cake. If you do not wait for it to cool down it will crumble and you won’t be able to ice it correctly.
- The more you do it, the better you get. Writing is about finding you own voice, which is truly more of a skill than a talent. So, the more you do it, the more clear your voice becomes.
So, thank you 2015, for allowing me to use the time you have given me to write.