I am taking Jeff Goins TribeWriters course and one of the first exercises is in finding our writing voice. We were supposed to do a free writing exercise in the first person. This is what I came up with:
I am a mother, I am a wife, I am a friend, I am a daughter, I am a sister. I am me. Sometimes I lose sight of that last one.
I am a dreamer, I am a realist, I am opinionated, and I love to learn. I am eclectic, I am passionate, I am creative, and I refuse to be stopped.
And yet... I am scared, I am alone, I am beating my head against a brick wall.
I don't want to chase the almighty dollar, but I've got to keep the children fed. I am a blogger, a saleswoman, an editor, a book cover designer, a layout editor, a copywriter, a hundred jobs, most of which don't pay the bills.
I write, I fight, I resist the urge to take flight to a world with less struggle and heartbreak.
I am a balancing act, a conundrum, and waiting to either fall or fly high.
I. Am. An. Author.
Now the key to this exercise is to ask you, the reader, what you think.