Thursday, June 12, 2008

Write on Wednesday

Write on Wednesday is back! This column once appeared regularly over at the Byline as a weekly look at the craft of writing in general. Write on Wednesday will appear each week throughout the summer, and this time we’re invited to participate by creating our own blog post using the topic of the week as a prompt. Becca can really write and I hope to learn more from her and others by participating.

PROMPT: Why In the World Do You Come to the Page?

I come to the page to express who I am and how I got here. It started as a fun project that I could do to keep busy during the day. I never thought typing with the use of only two fingers would last, much less alter my life. I was not able to work or even leave the house without help. My voice was fading and as I put my words on my virtual page my voice returned, transformed.

It was November 16th 2005 that I began writing. I had never kept a journal or diary but I was learning creative ways to communicate how it felt to be me. I started with simple writing of events, to haiku, to poetry, to prose and even fiction. It has taken on a life of its own that still surprises me.

I now can express my frustrations and yet inspire. I can speak from my soul and be encouraged. The pride in my husband's eyes is worth it all by itself but I've also been validated by people who's work I respect. When I am gone my family will really know me as I leave a piece of me behind. My journey is still expanding and I hope my writing will follow.


Rebecca Reid said...

I like what you said "When I am gone my family will really know me as I leave a piece of me behind." That's one of my reasons, too, because I find myself in my writing.

Becca said...

Tammy, you are a perfect testament to the power of writing to make life better for ourselves, and for each other as well. Your words have inspired me, made me laugh, and sometimes made me cry. Your personality comes shining through in everything you write, and when I say shining, I mean as bright as the sun!

Thanks for joining Write on Wednesday :)

Giggles said...

I agree blogs are a way to really express the intimate sides of ourselves without argument! You should be so proud of how much you've accomplished with two fingers....your daily written word is very poetic! Thank you for being you and sharing so much of your heart and soul!

Hugs Sherrie

paisley said...

blogging is more or less my social life.. i enjoy every aspect of it,, and i change and move thru phases with it so i can enjoy looking back on my own writings and seeing and feeling where i have been as well... i love it.. and i love it that you love it too....

Nancy said...

I, for one, of many eternally grateful that you DID decide to begin writing. I am grateful for your beautiful and touching words...but mostly, for you.

Improgging Fool! said...

Writing is my way of expressing myself, too. As well as laughing really, really loud and making people sitting around me uncomfortable!

Stop on by and improg with us: improv + blog = improg!

GreenishLady said...

Tammy, I can hardly believe you've only been writing for such a short time - your words flow so well. It just shows you are a true natural. I'm really glad you took the chance to start, and that those two fingers are so powerful - as powerful as your heart!

anno said...

Your words about finding a voice through writing were deeply affecting to me. Beautifully said!

Thanks, too, for your comments at my blog. And welcome to WOW! I look forward to reading more of your writing.

Remiman said...

you are leaving a legacy to your children and beyond. a way for them to know you better than they would otherwise.
I started blogging to keep our far flung family abreast of what was happening on the homestead, but by meeting people such as you my blogging has become so much more and i've found an rel that I didn't know existed.
Thanks for your inspiration!
rel xxoo

pepektheassassin said...

Thank you for your friendship. I *heart* you! I admire you more than I can say!