Writing 101 – Day Nineteen ‘Thank You’


Thank you to all of you for taking this journey with me:)

Today’s assignment: ‘Don’t stop the rocking’ – Today is a free writing day. Write at least four-hundred words, and once you start typing, don’t stop. No self-editing, no trash-talking, and no second guessing: just go. Bonus points if you tackle an idea you’ve been playing with but think is too silly to post about.

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I’ve realised not so long ago that saying out loud “I am a writer”, sounded silly…

I didn’t really understand why…even if for such a long time – the pen and paper was a way to escape – I still never thought of myself as a writer. Perhaps in my mind, a writer is the author of a published book, a person whose name sounds familiar to strangers…I don’t know.

Along the way…these past few weeks taught me that to be a writer you don’t need a title…that inspiration can come from anywhere and anything…that sometimes admitting something to yourself, makes it more real…that a few words of encouragement from others can take you a long way…

So today I am going to take this opportunity to thank all of you, fellow bloggers and writers with whom I took this journey of self discovery…thank you for every second you’ve taken from your own precious time, to read my posts, my attempts of self-improvement :), thank you for all the amazing words you’ve left behind, all the positive criticism and spelling error highlights :)) – because you might not realise this, but I became better thanks to you.

The truth is that no matter what we do in life we need each other…for support, for a kind word or for validation…either way we were built to live and discover the world together.

I know now that the road to success starts from within…

From the moment of self acceptance until the finish line, our journey will be filled with unexpected connections, new discoveries, amazing opportunities, highs and lows…all with one thing in common, we will never be alone!

I am proud to say today that I AM A WRITER and no matter if my art will be one day discovered or not, I feel that I am one step closer to accomplish a dream!

I will continue to paint the town red, bring to life stories that were just images once, support and encourage anyone who needs it and enjoy life as it comes – sweeten the lemon juice with more sugar:)))

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Picture, courtesy of The Daily Post, Writing 101

This was the note from the author:)

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16 thoughts on “Writing 101 – Day Nineteen ‘Thank You’”

  1. I truly believe you do not need to write a book to be called a writer. I was very impressed with how you made your inner feelings known, yes we all are in this together and hope we’ll be able to motivate each other to reach new heights, we need each other to make a go of it, A kind word is more precious than anything else because it helps us move forward. Like you I have also gained a lot from reading some of the writing of other bloggers. I’m sorry I couldn’t read as many as I wanted to. Our writing moved so fast there really was not enough time. Thank you for your post.:)

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    1. It was a pleasure reading your comment:) I am happy to know that others feel sometimes as I do! I wish I could have read more but like you’ve said, everything went so fast, I am glad I took this course because I’ve met some amazing people:) Thank you for reading:)

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  2. This is a lovely tribute and it is good to know that you now consider yourself a writer–which you are!– Thanks and keep on keeping on…. these writing courses do more for our writer-ego than anything else in the world. 🙂

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    1. Thank you Kirsty:) I am so happy you enjoyed the posts this month:) I am a little bit emotional here because you are the second person who is nominating me for this award:) I will do my best to creative and loving:)) with my answer post to both of you who nominated me:) Thank you again:)

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  3. Hi Julia, thanks for a very beautiful post and a surprising tribute to all of us. You deserved all support and compliments throughout your journey of self discovery because you shared your best with us. I am grateful to have found you and your beautiful red page. I loved the way you described your appreciation for fashion as a self expression form. I hadn’t ever thought about that. Thank you.
    And yes, you are a writer. Keep writing and I will be here cheering you up!
    Warm regards
    Lucile

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  4. It’s been my pleasure to be able to read your words and be inspired, and to tell you as well. May the future always bring to us, those we can encourage, and those who encourage and support us through this journey.

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  5. Love the thank you. It is basic yet vital. Writing without readers is like the hand clapping in the forest. Is there something if no one bears witness. Enjoyed reading your post, and thank you for writing.
    @eLPy “How can you take your writing to the next level if you do not believe you are a writer?” I appreciate your answer to the wonderful question you posed. Our perceptions so often hold us back…

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    1. Thank you for stopping by…I felt the need to do this as my perception about writing changed with this writing challenge I’ve taken for the past four weeks:) It’s so important to appreciate every good thing that is happening in your life!

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  6. Fabulous. I hesitate to write my Day 19 so I decided to go around and pay other people visits like I’ve been meaning to do. Meanwhile, I thought, I’ll think about my “free-write” (thereby defeating the purpose probably…). I’d have to say I was starting to lean towards something related, not the same though I have posted about this in the past, to what you have said here about calling yourself a writer. I smiled when I read that line.

    It really is a strange balancing act because there is no amount of convincing yourself that will change your belief that publishing or being published will add an official badge, like a few letters after your name, to your writing career. However in the process we have to believe in ourselves and what we are, what we do in order to make any of that happen. How can you take your writing to the next level if you do not believe you’re a writer? I do believe that I have held myself back due to this kind of thinking. For quite a while I shunned the idea of telling people I’m a writer. Props to you for identifying yourself and your craft and I think your “thank you” is a wonderful idea to express here. You’re right that this course has been such a wonderful learning opportunity. Cheers to you and your writing, I do hope you continue to believe in it. 😀

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