One of my 101 goals is to “find my voice,” which is a silly way of saying, “I want to be a better writer.”
The irony is that the more I dwell on becoming a better writer and trying to find my own style and “voice,” the less I have to write about.
Last night my mom and I took advantage of a free Redbox movie and watched Julie and Julia. Oh boy, talk about having a love/hate relationship with a movie! I adored the storyline and could see myself undertaking a challenge like Julie—blog about making 524 recipes in 365 days? Sure thing, coming right up! But that leads me to the part I hated…that I didn’t think of the idea first.
I guess I’m currently in a writing funk, because I’m trying to do too much with this blog and until I figure out what direction I want to take it in, my words will just keep getting jumbled.
Do I write for myself or for my readers? Do I write about the wedding, focus on every day life, or what it’s like to become a military wife? What about health, fitness, and my wellness? How about how gosh-darn bored it is sometimes without a full-time job? Are these the things people want to hear? Do I even care what people want to read? Hmmmm….
I don’t know if I should focus on one specific niche/genre or just continue letting the blog go as one huge hodgepodge of ideas.
…Can you see why the writer in me is currently hiding under a rock?