You have a voice.
You can write in a way no one else can.
But are you getting lost in the mechanics and not writing from your gut?
Don't get me wrong. I am all for learning the particulars - the basics of word usage, writing tight, grammar rules, etc. But don't let these things overshadow your creative yearnings!
When I think about famous painters or composers over the centuries, rules were broken and personal style took precedence. Can you imagine if they all started and ended with cookie cutter methods?
Get the basics down, but let your style shine. You are the only one that can find this balance.
If no two snowflakes are alike, no two finger prints, doesn't that spell U N I Q U E?
There are many ways to tell something and you are going to tell it the way no one else can. And you may use some unconventional ways to do it.
Going with our gut is risky. Sometimes we're wrong. But there is something that wells up inside of us that says go for it! We might fall flat on our face. But it was worth the sheer enjoyment of putting ourselves out there. That's because you know what you're good at. And even if everyone won't applaud your work, there is someone out there who will.
You just have to find them.
What writing project are you struggling with? Could it because you are trying to be someone you are not?
After raising and homeschooling her 8 children, Kathy has found time to pursue freelance writing. You can find her passion to bring encouragement and hope to people of all ages at When It Hurts -http://kathleenmoulton.com