One reader told me in a review that my book was like I was just writing to them. This is not the first time I have heard this but it always warms my heart to hear these things.
When I started writing, I just wrote. At first, no one hardly saw my blog or the words I wrote. I was getting discouraged when my good friend told me to not give up. It would take some time. So, I continued to write and share my heart and my thoughts.
Look for lessons that I can learn...
In all that I write, I try to write about the things that impact me or bring out various emotions. The things that hit me the hardest are the ones I try to write about on my blog or in my book. Instead of just writing about the negative, I look for lessons that I can learn and pass on to others.
Sharing the raw thoughts and sometimes the very personal things is not always easy. It makes a person vulnerable. There are times that I question myself why I am sharing such an intimate part of my life. Yet, when I read the wonderful comments I get on how something I wrote has touched someone, I know it was worth me stepping out of my comfort zone.
Make it authentic...
Regardless of what you or I do in life, make it authentic. Make it real! Make it who you are and part of your own journey. If you try to create something for people because you think that is what they want, you will most likely miss so much. If you write or create that which inspires you, hurts you, and helps you, then most likely others will connect.
We've got plenty of fake people and fake things in this world. The world needs more authentic people that are willing to create from their heart. For the ones that create from the heart are the ones that truly help others and the world in ways they most likely don't even fully know.
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