Day 2 of blogging,
If you are reading this, there are a few possibilities as to who you may be. You could be a fellow writer; someone who is drawn to putting words on paper (for whatever reason), as sad as it does sound, you could be someone I know who was directed to this site to tell me how they think my writing is, or you could be someone who isn’t interested in writing at all, but is interested in reading the words I have to write. To whomever you may be, this post is about my struggle so far for putting inspiration behind my writing.
What I mean by this is quite simple. Many writers can relate when I say that finding topics to write about is hard. In fact, I am writing about this today because I couldn’t think of anything better to write about. I have many interests and things that I am passionate about besides writing, but I can’t seem to put a few paragraphs together about them. You see, I like writing in its rawest form. I like the sound of pen on paper, I like the process of putting words together to make nice sentences that flow (I’m weird like that). Most of the things that I am serious about began with me simply liking the mechanics behind them. In baseball I love the feeling when you field a ground ball and it lands right into the pocket of your glove. I love to feel the beat and look at the amazing drums in front of my when I play them. My feelings about these subjects are too complex for me to even accurately describe them in words. So when I get to writing, I realize that it isn’t the need to write about something I like that makes me love doing it so much. It’s the need to simply have the feeling I do while writing and look at it afterwards thinking I did a pretty good job.
I guess that once I progress with my writing I will find better inspiration behind it. I just need to find my niche. Everyone has a group of friends they hang out with and a place they like to be most. I need to find that place in writing. Right now it makes me feel incomplete as a writer, but then again I’m only 16. Don’t set your expectations too high. Set one goal and think realistically. Know your limit and progress one step at a time. I guarantee that when I look this over, I will be disappointed with my work. You just have to keep moving and remind yourself, whatever it is your doing isn’t easy. If it was easy everyone would do it! With time you and I will find that niche and find the inspiration we need.
~Tyler On Paper