I recently read a tweet written by a girl called Kimmy West, who is a journalist, YouTuber and the site founder of Page to Premiere.com. I actually found it inspiring enough to write an entire blog post about it which is a big deal since I haven’t done anything like this before.
The tweet itself was a response to the question ‘How do I know if I am suitable to be a writer?’ and the answer…
“You want to write. So, you write. Ta da! You’re a writer!” ~Kimmy West
… was probably the most encouraging thing I had heard all day.
You may think this is rather random of me to write a blog post about an answer which for some people is completely obvious. However, I think the colloquial way she responded was just genius.
A few years ago I decided that I would love to write professionally but I accepted that it was probably unlikely. I started to keep a journal, write a book and even a few poems in my spare time but it wasn’t enough. Despite wanting people to read what I had written I was too scared of them saying that I didn’t have what it takes. This tweet just reinforced what I now think it takes to be a writer and it was really refreshing to read. It made me realise that when I started this blog in August 2014 I took a leap of faith. I didn’t know whether anyone would actually enjoy reading my blog posts but I had decided that I was going to do it anyway.
You don’t become a writer when your book gets published but when you have the courage to write and finally believe in what you’ve written. I hope that after reading Kimmy’s response and this blog post you won’t ever need to ask the question ‘How do I know if I am a suitable writer?’. Never give up on your writing because you will never know the ending of the story if you are uncertain about writing the start. Believe in yourself and…
…Until next time keep dreaming x
Here is the link to the Page to Premiere website – http://www.pagetopremiere.com/