Whether it’s a novel, a memoir, an essay, a song, a poem. What’s it about? What inspired it? How are you finding the writing process? Are you going to try and get it published? Are you afraid of sharing your work with others, or are you an old hand at this? Share the first line, or a little blurb, or the best/worst part of the writing process so far.
The writing process of published authors seems like this mystical, magical thing (the phrase ‘writing process’ is totally to blame for this. I mean, come on. That’s like calling being alive the ‘life process’), but I’m reasonably informed it isn’t. I’m still plagued by the same self doubt. It’s still just writing down a whole bunch of words, then, later, trying to rearrange them in order for them to make sense. Which they refuse to do, stubborn words they are. Writing is the same painful/wonderful experience regardless of whether or not your writing has yet been recognised by other people. Your words are just as important as mine, or as Stephenie Meyer’s, or as God’s if God decided to take up creative writing and wrote sparkly vampire fan fiction.
So your writing is as important as every other writer and as fabulous as a Mardi Gras parade. Just letting you know. I can see a lot of life in you. Now, tell me about what you’re writing! (Seriously. Do it.)