In a Creative Writing Symposium, where I was a speaker recently, one of the participant students asked me,
“How do I get over the hesitation of being judged for my writing?”
It’s an age-old question for any creative person and I answered them by saying,
“You never get over it. You just get used to living with it. The only consolation is that with experience and consistency in writing, you develop a certain confidence and a come what may attitude for feedback.”
This question also made me think of the purpose of writing. I write because —
- It’s a way to unleash the many thoughts running through my mind every nanosecond.
- It is therapeutic.
Having said that, I do also realize that, my biggest motivation to continue this vocation comes from the people who read my work. So, today I write this thank you note to show my gratitude towards each person reading it.
If you happen to be someone who is reading something written by me for the first time, I hope you don’t judge me too harshly for my ranting here. I am generally much more lucid and cohesive in my stories.
If you happen to be a regular reader of my work, I bow down to you. It’s because of souls like you, that I write every single day.
Because I’m motivated by the reminder that,
Someone out there wants to read what I write.
For writers, their utmost important purpose is to satisfy the readers. Hence, if I’m able to proudly label myself as a writer today, it’s because my readers, however few or many, have stuck (yeah, not just stood but stuck) by me.
So a big thank you to all, new and old, readers. I hope to continue receiving your support, as long as I continue to write. In return, I promise to provide a better story with better writing, every time.
Thank you for reading.