The Reticent Writer

Reticent  (adjective)

1.  inclined to be silent or uncommunicative in speech:  reserved

2.  restrained in expression, presentation, or experience

3.  reluctant

I write.

Grocery lists, checks, book reviews,  status updates, tweets, a personal blog.  These are the things I don’t mind sharing.  They’re general.  They’re in keeping with my perceived personality.  They are safe.

I don’t want to be safe anymore.  I want to write what I want, how I want, when I want.  I don’t want to answer to anyone else.  I need a space to do that.  So here it is.

Reticent Writer

Reticent because I am reserved in real life.  I don’t want the attention, the funny looks, the awkward silences that “being me” might garner.

I am restrained by the arbitrary rules of the community in which I live.   Of who I am.  Of what I supposedly represent.  Rules not made by the One whose authority I fully recognize and respect, but by those who stand as representatives of Him.  By those whose judgement is clouded by their own interpretations and prejudices.

I am reluctant to challenge the rules.  I don’t want theological/philosophical discussions.  I don’t want tension, discord, or hurt feelings.

I want to write.

Without reserve.

Without restraint.

This is a creative writing blog.  I’m using this space to just write.  Maybe I’ll post once a week.  Maybe once a month.  Maybe daily.  It doesn’t matter.   There are no rules here.

4 comments on “The Reticent Writer

  1. Looking forward to it!

  2. Good for you. And can I just say, “YES!!!”? I can relate to everything you’ve said here, and I want all of those things, too.

    Thanks for linking up with The Lightning and the Lightning Bug today. I look forward to more of your writing!

  3. I get it…and glad you found your place and we get to read it!

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