Is a sentence. Some people just don’t get it. When I say no, it’s no.
I’ve been a writer, well since the 6th grade. It took me a minute to come back around to it. When I decided to further my education, albeit later in life, I wasn’t even going to be a writer. I planned on dental hygiene. Science was not my thing although I muddled through and earned a B.
I wrote for The Angler at Lake-Sumter Community College, now Lake-Sumter State College, and Central Florida Future, now KnightNews, at the University of Central Florida. My first freelance gig was at the Lake Edition of the Orlando Sentinel.
I wonder sometimes what people think being a writer is. On the other hand, when you’re a writer, everyone wants something from you.
Backstory: I read one of my blogs to a friend recently and she asked if I wrote that myself with no help from the Internet. I thought it was cute, but wondered what? I said I had been writing for years and it’s second nature. Another time, a friend was having difficulty writing a bio. I asked her few things and wrote it. Of course, she edited. Ugh!
It usually takes me about 30 minutes to write this blog. I could take over an hour editing, making sure everything is perfect, at least according to me. The other day I wrote an important email that took 15 minutes. I decided to lighten the tone and wrote a beginning paragraph in like three minutes. Someone said that ‘wordsmithing’ was my thing.
Backstory: One time I didn’t want to write an article, but I had a deadline for it, so I had to. I didn’t like the topic and couldn’t bite my teeth into it. Finally, I prayed to my writing guides to assist – success. By the way, there’s no such thing as writer’s block – it’s just wanting to do it.
I truly want to help people, places and things. But when I do not see the reasoning behind writing something, I will not do it. Because I care, I
want to explain myself as to why I don’t want to do it.
People have their own ideas, which is great. Write it!
Just say, ‘No’ PERIOD.
Lori Carter is a freelance writer and Spiritualist Medium -- truly a Spiritual Being, and aren't we all.