Ten Minutes of Me

Daily Post Prompt for November 12, 2014: Free-Flow Writing

We are to write for ten minutes about anything that comes to our mind.

 

What comes to my mind this morning is about writing. I know that I am not a very good writer and submitting my stories is a leap of faith. Actually, probably more than that. I know that there are problems throughout my writing; poor grammar, poor sentence structure, keeping the readers attention, choosing correct wording, improper use of adverbs and adjectives, and on and on.

Inspite of all my misgivings, I have decided that although I do care about all of these writing problems, the best thing I can do for my writing is to submit it – no matter how bad I think it is. No matter how much others may scoff at it, laugh at my poor writing, no matter how embarrassing it is for me. Why? Because I also know that the only way to become a better writer, is to write.

Someday I will be able to submit stories and other pieces of writing that I will not feel inadequate about submitting. Someday, all my incorrect grammar and poor writing will be a thing of the past. Not only will I be a much better writer, I will also have thicker skin.

Those who read my writing and like it makes me feel very good but still leaves me wondering, how could I have written it better? Will people feel comfortable enough with me to give me constructive feedback? I hope so because only by their constructive feedback will I become a much better writer.

I only have two minutes left of this free flow writing and I am asking everyone that reads this to please give me some constructive feedback.

I read everything that comes across WordPress that will help me improve my writing; information that will help me publish work that people will feel is “well done.”


Thank you for reading! (The beeper is beeping!)

 

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12 thoughts on “Ten Minutes of Me

  1. You are a great writer Joy. You are imaginative, thoughtful, and good at doing different points of view and voices in the stories. I think we all strive for perfection but perfection comes by practicing your writing over and over and over again and I still believe even then everyone would find fault in their writing. But I truly believe that things such as grammar and style can be learned by practice. If you are worried about go on Amazon and order yourself an academic grammar book a guide for MLA, APA etc with a workbook that you can practice grammar with. That helped me a lot but I still make mistakes lol. Your doing fantastic so just keep on trucking.

  2. Well, I can relate to it.
    English is my second language and you can only Imagine my struggles in writing:)
    I guess Mandi is quite right about you and she writes some very good points about improving grammar.
    I only wish you Best of Luck with your dreams!

  3. Hey Priceless Joy
    Your writing is amazing and I like your stream of thoughts. I like people who are focussed on improving themselves.
    You have corrected my grammar many a time and I am glad you did it because English is a Second Language to me and I strive to improve on it. If you don’t mind, I have some suggestions.
    Cheers
    Ritika

      • Hey Joy
        I am sorry for being absent for such a long time.
        The first line of the second paragraph, “Despite of all my misgivings I have decided that although I do care about all of these writing problems that the best thing I can do for my writing is to submit it – no matter how bad I think it is.”
        We never use of after despite. It’s either ‘in spite of’ or ‘despite’. I, also, surmise that you can omit ‘that’ after writing problems and replace it with a comma.

        The first line of the fourth paragraph, “Those who read my writing and like it makes me feel very good but still leaves me wondering, how could I have written it better? ”
        Those is a plural word and stands for many people, so, we wouldn’t use makes and leaves. It will be make and leave.

        Forgive me if anything that I have written above is wrong. 🙂
        Cheers
        Ritika

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