After starting my first blog, I stopped and thought to myself “Why start a blog?”
I know. It’s a little funny (read: strange) that I had to start one before I had a clear purpose. But then again, the first one is kind of spiritual outlet. People might read that one and think I fell on my head and finally lost it.
This blog has a real target – To document my road from a writer-wannabe to a published writer.
Before I decided that this is what I want to do with my life, I wrote a lot. I wrote poetry, both in my mother tongue (Hebrew) as well as in English. I love English. I love it so much that in fact, most of my thoughts are thought in English.
So I decided I want to be a writer. I made it my intention, and the first thing that came to mind was “Now what?”
I can write, and judging by close friends and family, I can do so quite well. But I never learned how to do it. I read a lot, and I understand quite a bit about writing. But I never did well in literature in school, nor have I followed my love into college.
I need some kind of education.
One thing that life taught me is that it is always better to get to the source. I am lucky enough to live in times when electronic media is so well-developed, and the abundance of information on the web is overwhelming. With a few simple google searches, I was able to find the basic guidance, and then some.
These sources are so good, and so helpful that it makes me grateful to the point that I have to share it.
So, why blog? The reason is simple – share information.
What I intend to share are two things. My experience and development as a beginning writer (it sure feels nice to call myself that, before publishing anything) as well as links and insights I find along the way.
If at the end of this first incline of my learning curve I get published, or someone who reads this does, then – mission accomplished!
Thank you, and now I better get back to work, because the first lesson I learned about becoming a writer is that a writer writes!
I will not leave you without saying thanks to some really important people, who I do not personally know (which is a shame):
There are plenty of other exceptionally gifted authors, but these men have left the strongest mark on my way of thinking about writing.
The next post will be more insightful, I promise!