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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

"V" and "W" Makes a Vulnerable Writer


vul·ner·a·ble

[vuhl-ner-uh-buh]
–adjective
1.
capable of or susceptible to being wounded or hurt, as by a weapon:
a vulnerable part of the body.
2.
open to moral attack, criticism, temptation, etc.:
anargument vulnerable to refutation; He is vulnerable tobribery.
3.
(of a place) open to assault; difficult to defend: a vulnerablebridge.

writ·er

[rahy-ter]
–noun
1.
a person engaged in writing books, articles, stories, etc.,especially as an occupation or profession; an author orjournalist.
2.
a clerk, scribe, or the like.
3.
a person who commits his or her thoughts, ideas, etc., towriting: an expert letter writer.


After I missed posting yesterday, I found a way to combine "V" and "W". I think that most people that want to have a book published someday have felt like a vulnerable writer. It is sad that we leave ourselves open to this kind of vulnerability, but it is human nature. When we put our work "Out There" we are opening ourselves up to praise and criticism. I think that you have to decide what is worst, being vulnerable or never trying. One place will keep you safe, but the other may open up new opportunities for you. I have a feeling that even published authors still feel a little vulnerable when they have a new book coming out. If we never step outside of our comfort zone we will never get anywhere. We have to build confidence in ourselves and our writing. There will be many rejections along the way. As long as we continue to believe in ourselves and what we are doing, we will feel success.


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2 comments:

  1. Great combination of the words. Writing does make one vulnerable to an all new world of pain, but I think it might be worth it to get my work out there anyway.

    :-)

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