Thursday, May 20, 2010

When you find your voice.

Every writer's journey is different but along the way we all experience the same things to some degree or another: The first love of a new project, the daunting revisions, the rejections...

The newest thing for me is feeling like I've really found my voice. I've written more than one full length novel and I love them all, even the shorts, but the newest one I've been working on is really me. It's still pretty new, so maybe that will fade when I'm on revision #500, but it's such a GREAT feeling! It's refreshing.

Have you found that one perfect story that just fits you? If not, think about your favorite book or the book/author that most inspired you to write. Don't try to imitate that voice but look to them for inspiration. Sometime along the way writing can feel like a mega shot in the dark. You've got a million story ideas floating around up there and it's hit or miss trying to find the right one for you to write right now.

Sometimes you've just got to clear your mind and go back to the beginning. Back to that moment when you said, I want to be a writer and taking with you all the things you've learned along the way. Go back to that initial inspiration with the know-how to make it happen!


  1. I love this post.

    I am much like you. I write so much, so often but finding my true voice is a needle in a haystack situation. I think I am there with my current work and I hope it can resonate with someone else.

    Thanks for the great post!

    Visit My Kingdom Anytime

  2. Great post - and Lacey, I LOVE the voice of your current wip! :)

  3. Great post! Sometimes it is so easy to get lost. But I find that when I read amazing books, I can find lines in there that inspire me to do better, work harder, dream more.

    And then writing becomes focused again.

  4. Knowing you've found your voice is a good feeling. One of the best compliments I ever got was when a critique partner told me she'd be able to pick out my stories anywhere because they all sounded like me. I loved that!


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