Words make it extremely difficult to write.
Finding the right words to communicate exactly what you want to say and how you want to say it is challenging.
I have been reading a lot this year. Most of the books ranged from mediocre to terrible. One in six were excellent. I am not a math genius, but that percentage is pretty disappointing.
The more I read, the more I am realizing how difficult it is to write (and to write well). Perhaps it’s because of my limited vocabulary. I have the vocabulary of a 15 year-old. This might explain why I scored so low on the Verbal section of the SAT and GRE (ETS is on my black-list). ***Although, I did discover while playing Moods on Sunday that I was the only person on my team that knew the definition of “aloof.” That ego-boost lasted about two minutes.
This post is turning out to be much more self-deprecating than I had originally intended.
In If You Want to Write, Brenda Ueland discusses the importance of writing daily in a journal – not a (what she calls) “What I had for lunch today” journal, but a space for you to write creatively and freely. I convinced KK to buy me a laptop for this very purpose. Most of my entries will probably involve judging other people. Those are the most fun.