Zero to Hero – Day One : Introduce yourself

Zero to Hero – Day One : Introduce yourself

I am a writer, a wife, and a mother of two. Now regarding the ‘writer’ bit, I wasn’t bitten by a mutant alphabet that unleashed its crazy writing powers. I gave myself this title only a year back when I began my blog, the green and white pages on word press.  I am a writer not because I have a list of prize-winning publications under my name. Nor am I a writer because I earn wads of money and can go on exquisite vacations to chip off my writer’s block.

I am a writer, because that is something truly, most wonderfully my own. Every time I call myself a writer(mostly in my head and sometimes with reddened cheeks to other people too), I feel a surge of pride swell up and explode like juice spurting out from a plump orange. Every time I compose a crummy, pointless blog post, the exercise glues together the many loose bricks in my life. I revel in my second-not-so-secret identity so much that I sometimes have to pinch myself to get back into reality. A reality where I am an absolute nobody in the illustrious world of writers. A reality where there is a huge chance that my dream of writing and publishing my own book might not come true. A reality where despite it all, I have learned to be hopeful and to enjoy the writing process and the end product, in so many or little words.

I write and my little world lights up. I write because I think it is what I was meant to do all along. I write because the ten-year old girl, who, many years ago wrote personal diaries, essays and stories but somehow lost them all in the worldly noise, badly needed some direction. So I write because I feel I owe her an explanation. I write because I think I have something to say; mostly uninteresting, random things that make my blood bubble or freeze; depending on the intensity of the situation.

I am here in this 30-day challenge because I need discipline. My life revolves around my family and friends. But that is not a reason for not writing and throwing away my pencils, or in this case my iPhone and laptop. Simply put, I believe discipline and inspiration will get me from zero to sidekick, if not entirely hero. But I know that as long as I get to write often and plenty,  my written concoctions will always be my solace.

So I write because I need my words; like builders need their tools. Lots and lots of them.

 

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18 thoughts on “Zero to Hero – Day One : Introduce yourself

  1. I have been reading a lot of introductions for the Zero to Hero Challenge and many people have said they want to be writers. I do as well, though I don’t own up to that on my blog. Perhaps my fear of wasting my time, creating something that maybe no one but close friends and family may ever read (if I can even get that far), and the fact that I have realized that everyone else wants to write stunts my growth as a writer. But your words here are encouraging. I want to be a writer, so I should write. You are a writer, so you do write.

    We both rock! Thanks for reminding me….

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  2. Dear Green and White pages, you are a writer and an awesome one at that. I loved your post. To be honest it also echoed my own feelings about writing. I used to write as a child and then just got busy with life… Getting back to writing is a labor of love 🙂

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  3. I love your words, both because they feel true for you and because they echoed my inner truth. You are a very gifted wordsmith. Be proud, and loud about it! I am following you, but don’t get your new posts e-mailed to me. Will have to fix that in my Reader. Glad you liked one of my posts, so I could get back here.

    Fondly,
    Elizabeth

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  4. Your writing is coming from the heart and touches the heart.Multitasking is the norm thesedays.But the amount of effort a mom needs to put in to discipline herself and work towards self enrichment is praiseworthy indeed.Stay true to your self, your words, your aspirations and keep on getting inspired. You can’t go wrong!

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