Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Maiden Voyage

So this is it, the maiden voyage, so to speak, of my blog for writers in the making. I'm filled with a lot of emotions as I type the first post, the biggest of which is fear. What if no one reads it? What if I make a trillion grammar and punctuation mistakes, and everyone realizes that I wasn't an English major in college?

Worse still, what if it's terrible? What if people see me on the street and throw food at me?

Then, my inner optimist kicks in and I think to myself, what if it's not terrible? What if people can actually identify with what I have to say? Better still, what if it gives people encouragement to try the one thing that they've always wanted to do and they become followers?

Then, of course, I start typing. Who am I deny to the world of such encouragement?

Right now, I'm just a girl who likes to write. But one day, I just know that I'll be published. Until then, I'm a just a girl, unpublished.

If you can identify with this and want to share my journey, you're more than welcome to tag along for the ride. I promise it won't be boring!


  1. I'm enjoying your blog already, Jessica! Stop worrying so much...just WRITE!

  2. Relax, take a deep breath. Just remember why you started writing in the first place. You have to turn all those negative thoughts of yours into positive thoughts. You can do it ! Have fun and enjoy it.