I Still Don’t Know What Kind of Writer’s Voice I Want to Have

And I’m alright with that… most of the time

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I’ve been writing for over 2 decades.

Sometimes it terrifies me, but I still often feel like I have to look to my heroes before making any move.

I wasn’t meant to be or write exacly like the people I look up to most, I was meant to be myself, my best self. Including all of the parts of them that I look up to the most.

And that means it’s okay to sound like them, at least a little bit.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

— Theodore Roosevelt

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