First day in a new field
Things seem strange, but there's help around me
It just rained and it may still rain yet
It's all right, so long as the sun is within me
I guess, today, I realize that a persons first step into anything can be awkward and you feel slightly confused, lost, and out-of-place. It could be adulthood, a new job, a new place, new friends. Sometimes it feels like I am alone in that feeling, but after so many beginnings you realize it's just how it goes. Be confident, be optimistic, and show your best side often and things will get better. If they do not, move away and find a better place. But never be angry, frustrated, hurt, or isolated enough to the point where you cannot control it.
Writing seems to be the same way in ways. I often found the first words on the blank piece of paper to be like marriage (not form experience, just hearsay). Some people approach it with casual ease and some people freeze up. Then again, some marriages that begin well break apart later on, and some that are rocky become solid down the line. Some are just made for each other.
Because the story means something to me personally, I always feel it needs a good start. The first words are my story's introduction with the reader. It's there that it makes the first impression- minus a cover or a description. I don't know...maybe if I'm too concerned about the beginning and approach it with too much casual ease or pedantic attention it will crumble down the line. But if I just be confident in myself and my story and push forward regardless of what concerns seem to dissuade me, and their is something genuine in both me and my story concerning one another, then it will be that which- after all things are worked out- brings us closer together, a union that resonates as both solid and complete.
Might be a weird analogy, but I find it fitting. If you want to write you care about your writing. When you care about something, you put your all into it and you aren't dissuaded easily by external opposition. Just stay high spirited, be clear-minded, and always have your goals in front of you. In pursuit of the things that matter, be blue skies and a bright sun- indomitable.
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