The Will to Write

When I was a little girl I dreamed of being a writer. The first thing I ever wrote was a water-color illustrated book on sea horses. I was five. What I didn’t know in those early days of creative freedom was that I had a learning disability that would over shadow every part of my education.

Because of my inability to spell, I was told that I would never be a writer. Because of my inability to pass math I was not allowed to take A.P. English classes. Because of my inability to pass Algebra I never graduated from University. You can only flunk basic math so many times before the kick you out.

The truth is that I loved school, I loved history and I loved English and despite all my “in-abilities,” I managed to make it on the dean’s list on several different occasions. I want to write this blog to tell anyone whose struggling that you don’t have to be a brilliant well-rounded “A” student to tell a story. What you do need is the passion and the will to be a writer; the will to take the time to write, the will to slow down and listen to your inner storyteller, and the will to see your story and your characters to their conclusion.

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3 thoughts on “The Will to Write

  1. As you well know El I’m one of your biggest fans. You’ve been a huge inspirations to my own writing and I’m looking forward to the day that I can nudge my other friends and name drop your’s. Everything you do is brilliant. Looking forward to reading about the journey. xxx000

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    • Your friendship and support mean more to me then you could know. I am so greatful to you and Toni for helping me to go from hobbie writer to seeing myself as a proffessional.

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