Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Who Am I?

I am just a girl, standing in front of boy... Wait - that's been done before, right?

Let me back up a bit. I'm really just a girl sitting in front of her Mac with words and ideas swirling about her head. The trouble is those words sure take their time falling from my brain to my fingertips so that I can craft something worth reading - hence the title of my blog.

I also am sitting here shaking my head as I type this. So many people out there want to be writers, but is it something truly attainable? It's like saying you want to be an astronaut or something. In all honesty, I might have a better chance of getting to the moon than publishing a book. The market is flooded and whose to say that my idea is not being written this very second by someone else? Right now my goal is to just FINISH something. I can worry about the publishing part once that is done.

I also have the slight problem of being a perfectionist. I struggle so much with writing without editing as I go. I'm not sure where along the line this became such an issue for me, but it is a huge hurdle to get over. I just need to write and worry about fixing the junk later. Stamina also seems to be a problem for me. Sometimes I have to force myself to sit down and write something. Should writing be painful at times or is it always moonlight and roses?

Admitting all these shortcomings may be like shooting myself in the foot, but hey, I like to keep it real.

Thanks for following me on this journey.


  1. So happy you've succumbed to my peer pressure, Andrea!Consider this your first injection of optimism. :-)

  2. I have read your work so I get an honest opinion here. Who cares if the market is flooded. it is about time this sleeping world wakes up and realizes how much talent there is out there. It is because of writers like YOU AND CINDY that I am a very happy person! You two are incredible!! I will personally be here cheering you on 100%! SO get writing my friend. I have 100% faith in you!!!

  3. Sorry for the demetri double post but can you please add an email subscribe option to the right column? I need my email reminders! Thank you!!!

  4. @Mindy - Thank you for the support. It means a lot. I'm also adding the email reminders you asked for. :)

  5. Beautifully said! I think you described what almost every struggling writer feels...and even the ones not struggling so I say go for it. No matter where it takes you, you will always be a writer and an artist:)

  6. Beautifully said! I think you described perfectly the way all struggling writers feel as they try to make a way for themselves in this world, and so what if the world doens't ever end up realizing it. We are still writers, artisits, and deserve to have our voice heard by anyone willing to listen. And Andrea, your voice is so good...I'm glad you did this blog:)