I love how a new journal just opens up a world of possibilities. Every page is new, and I get to write down my thoughts and imagination. I don't always use my imagination to full potential, and get into little ruts with writing, but not so when I start a new journal. I bought my new one at Wal-Mart, and, although it was a bit pricier than I had hoped, it is so nice. I also like that it's lined, as my old one wasn't.
Sometimes I don't really consider myself as a writer, someone who other people would enjoy reading. That's totally fine. But when I remember that I write in my journal and usually blog every day, then I start to think, is that the makings of a writer? Or am I just narcissistic (in terms of blogging every day)?
There is a part of me that wants to be validated as a writer; even if I'm not writing stories, or books, or getting published in a magazine, I still want to be noticed. The possibility of being a well-renowned blogger or a writer one day is kind of intimidating. I think of people like Francine Rivers, whose blog is read by hundreds, if not thousands of people. Really, who would want to have that kind of readership? It's one thing to write a book and have that many people read it. They're not interacting with you. To have a blog, however, where people can comment and interact, that is a huge deal. I don't think I'm ready for it!
My Jake wants to be a writer. He has the gift for it, that's for sure. If you've never read his stuff, his blog is here. I would love for him to write a book one day, and to be able to share his words on paper. He's actually suggested that we try writing a book together. I think that would be awesome.