A Change in Direction

So, in my writing as Vicki L. Weavil (and V. E. Lemp) I I have been chasing intangibles for some time. Things like approval, fame (even if limited), success, and the like.

Now is the time to stop.

I have lost all sense of fun, excitement, and enjoyment in my writing. It has become a chore and something that brings me frustration and pain instead of joy.

Enough.

I have decided to focus my professional writing in one area (another penname, another life) and allow everything else to be what it should be — exploration, experimentation, play, fun, and individual expression.

ART, damn it. Art. Maybe poor, pitiful art, but MINE.

No more concern over marketing, reviews, sales, and the like. No more.

I will still write. Maybe even more than before. But I will not be doing it for the wrong reasons (the wrong reasons for ME, anyway).  This writing will be like my poetry — to play with words and meaning. To express things I need to express. To explore inner thoughts and share observations.

I will not become famous. I will not make a lot of money.

And I will no longer care about those things.

Instead, I will allow myself the freedom of expression to say what I want to say.

No one has to listen. No one has to give me their approval.

I only ask for one thing —  the space to be me.

 

 

One thought on “A Change in Direction

  1. Hoping for happiness and fulfillment for you, my gifted friend. You do what is best for YOU, and everything else will be as it should be. Love , good health and writing for the joy of it! Hugs!

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