Writing becomes personal

Some people love math, some people love science, and some people love history. But I love words. Each and every word in this piece of writing was put there for a purpose. Every single sentence that you may feel is repetitive is repetitive for a reason. Each and every word that you may want to replace with another was chosen because that was what was meaningful to me.

If you think what I’m writing is awful, well, to put it simply, I don’t care. To me, every word has just as much meaning as the work of writing as a whole. If you take what I’ve written and you make each sentence a separate paragraph; if you want to change words to make it seem like my vocabulary is more varied, then so be it. You’ve taken what I’ve written and you’ve destroyed it; you’ve taken the meaning out of it.

My sentence structure may be lengthy and my words may be repetitive to you, but that’s because you refuse to see that if you put your everything into them, any cluster of words can become poetry. Just because it’s a newspaper article doesn’t mean it has to be bland; anything can be written into art.

I don’t care if you agree with me or not: what I am writing is great. There is no better word to describe it. And it’s not because I have a big ego, it’s because I don’t’ write for you, I write for myself. My words are great to me because it is me that has written them. I believe the only way that what I’ve written is going to mean anything to you is if it means everything to me.

So here’s what I have to say. You can sit there and tell me that what I’m writing is terrible, and that’s fine. I write to get that reaction, and I embrace it, because I know that even if you feel that way, there’s at least one person out there who thinks what I’ve written is great, just like I do.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from life it’s to stand up for what you believe in. I believe in words. And every single one in this column is a testament to that.

What pours into every word I write is my soul. You can go ahead and not accept it, but don’t try and change it. My words reflect who I am as a writer, but more importantly as a person. Changing them takes all the feeling away.

Writing is nothing without feeling.

Now, I am proud to say that this column makes no sense unless it is left the way I have written it.

My point has been made.