But that’s okay, because, despite the struggle and time, those who enjoy writing, keep coming back to it. Like myself. We continue to challenge ourselves to see what we can create, and how we can make our work and ourselves even better. We consistently allow ourselves to be moved by inspiration, and work to capture it onto our pages. I am becoming a firmer believer about the importance of the process, the motion of what it takes to get there. Like the words of India Arie’s song A Beautiful Day “Life is a journey, not a destination/ There are no mistakes, just chances we’ve taken”. Of course, I’ll be excited to see what my finished product will be, but the unpredictability of the “getting there” is just as exciting. A little daunting, and sometimes a little disheartening, but exciting nonetheless.
So, after thinking about all that it takes to be a writer, I sit in awe of those who have done it and who have done it so well. Enter: J.K. Rowling.
I thought I’d write a little about J.K. Rowling because her work is awe-inspiring. I have read the Harry Potter series and I have watched the movies over and over again. And each time, I continue to be in awe of her work: her characters and their quirks and imperfections; her settings and their “real-life feel”; her plot lines within each book as well as spread across seven books total; her creation of a new language (muggles, mudbloods, and so on) and of a new culture all together. It’s no wonder why her World of Harry Potter has become such a world-wide phenomenon. Her words have certainly had an effect on me that is difficult to explain; all I can do is sit back and continue to be enthralled in the world she created.
So Ms. Rowling, thank you for being such a talented writer. Thank you for creating something that I have fallen in love with, something that me and my sisters have created so much history and so many memories with, something that I hope to share with my own kids one day when I have them, and something that inspires me to keep at my craft and become a better writer. Thank you!
Now to figure out how to do it myself!