4 thoughts on “Me . . . a writer?

  1. I had to relearn this idea after a judge at a music festival reamed ME, not my music. It took lots of healing, but I realized that the act or creation of someone is a thing, not a person, and if I and just remember that, it's easy to see that people are trying to help me fix the thing. Only I can determine the outcome of the person.

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  2. That's too bad that happened to you, Tasha.
    The best lesson I learned was when taking a directing class for theater. Before that, I took every rejection personally, and it made auditions excruciating. When I was directing, though, I saw that there was so much more to theater than ME. Writing is similar.

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  3. You're not hypocritical to struggle with things you're trying to teach your students. Knowing the ideal and attaining it are two different things. But when you know the ideal you have a goal and a path to follow. If you don't your lost. Writing is a journey, not a destination. You're showing your students how to start the journey.

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  4. Thanks for this post, Rosalyn. I think I struggle with this a little extra because my parents' well-meaning friends are always asking me if I'm *the* writer in the family. No, I'm definitely not *the* writer in the family, but that doesn't mean I can't start to think of myself as *a* writer, right? 🙂

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