08 january – my writing. #bloganuary

bloganuary | what sandra thinks

January 8:

What do you like most about your writing?

Yes, I am a day late. Oh well. 

I like that my writing makes people feel.

I’m talking about my real-life writing, not my fiction. I’m talking about my rants, my cries for help, my baggage that I have to unload.

Lots of people have told me that they feel what I write—even if they don’t relate. Someone told me he felt a connection to me because of my writing, and I think it may have been from just a few posts. (Then again, he may have been reading for a long time. We may have talked about that, but my memory sucks. I’ll have to ask him.) People respect my openness and honesty. It’s true that I hold nothing back when I talk about my emotions. Or about most things. I like that I am open, and obviously, that I am honest. (Although sometimes, I feel that I’m too open, and I need to rein it in. I usually don’t, but I probably should.)

I also like that my writing is real. What I mean is I write the way I talk. (Thus the occasional colorful language. I don’t clean it up here nor in my offline world.) Maybe that’s why people feel what I write—because they feel like I’m talking to them. And most of the time, I am. And it’s the truth. It may be wrong, but it’s my truth.


And the truth is, I wish these guys were my truth.

p.s. — I also like that my fiction is full of emotion, but I haven’t been writing much of that lately.

©2022 what sandra thinks

About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, sometimes blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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13 Responses to 08 january – my writing. #bloganuary

  1. jrvincente says:

    I also love that about your writing! It’s great to see someone be open and honest and real.

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  2. Carol anne says:

    I sometimes feel I might be too honest and open too, but well, I figure, what you see with me is what you get. Your writing is awesome, I love reading your words!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. You help me feel when you post here. It helps me to know how you are.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. gigglingfattie says:

    YAY! That’s such a great thing to love about your writing!

    Liked by 2 people

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