I love to write, it just comes naturally. My Writing 101 teacher pushed hard to get me to switch to or add English/Writing as a major but I hate grammar so I just gave her a polite smile and nod and carried on my merry way with a Spanish major. Ultimately I ended up trading a degree for a vocation of marriage and motherhood and that’s ok, I have no regrets. Although, I eat up knowledge so one day I’d like to take classes again just to satisfy my hunger. In the meantime I will work my writing muscles by just doing it and not thinking that I’m no good even if I can’t tell you what the difference between a predicate and a subject is anymore without looking it up (or having my 3rd grade daughter tell me). Why does grammar have to get in the way of writing anyway? I love reading and writing from the heart, who cares if I add a comma here, or a semicolon here; you can still understand what I’m trying to say right? Besides, Microsoft and Google make life easy and auto-correct for me most of the time, why should I bother knowing how to do it myself? Why don’t they go ahead and make the software the extract my thoughts directly from my head onto the computer? I would still have to be in control of publishing it or some people may end up feeling offended if they knew my real thoughts (yikes!).
So every Tuesday (as possible) I’m going to find 10 minutes where I can be alone and uninterrupted (I know I’m counting on a major miracle every week!) and gosh darn-it I’m going to write!
Oh no the timer is about to beep and my two-year-old just woke up from his nap! Quick, I better spell check at least!