She’s My Biggest Fan and My Inspiration Behind My Writing
I have recently learned, that my momma has always thought I would be a great story-teller. Well, it’s a good reason she’s the inspiration behind most of what I write. I love to write and have been doing it since I could form words and sentences on paper. In school, I hated math, science, and all the technology based classes. Now, stick me in an art class or a music class and I was good, they made my brain happy. Stick me in an English class or any sort of writing class, and I was in heaven!
Just like any mom, she can drive me nuts, but I wouldn’t trade her for anything. See, she’s always believed in my talents, and if I wasn’t the best at something she was brutally honest. I love that about her, it makes me work harder and want to be better. When I write, my mom is always in my head. She is there telling me you got this and keep going. (My mom is alive by the way). She is my biggest fan, and with her encouragement, I know I can conquer anything.
My Biggest Critic
She may be my biggest fan, but boy oh boy can she be my biggest critic. Like I said if I didn’t give it my best she would let me know! Her honesty may hurt my feelings, but I know she means well and she knows I can handle it. She is the reason I am the way I am. I mean, I did learn from the best.
She was the only parent that truly cared about what I wanted to do in life, well other than my daddy (step-dad, but that’s another story). My mom knows everything about me and I don’t hide anything from her, plus it’s pretty much impossible, she finds everything out. When my biological father gave up on me, my mom and dad were there to pick up what he broke. Most of my writing, in the past, happened to be about how my bio dad treated me and everything that had happened with him. When I grew past that, I started to write stories, never knowing that one day they would turn into a book!
That’s right, I finally listened to my momma and wrote a children’s book! She said when I was little, she could ask me to tell her a story about a red balloon and I would come up with a great one. So, I took that imagination and her inspiration and put it into a book! Now, I’m not sharing any details because it’s still in the editing and illustration stages, but I can’t wait to share it with you when it’s ready.
Who or what inspires the reason behind your writing?