Do you remember that old television show “What’s My Line?” I’m showing my age here, but the show came to mind as I thought about how I write. That is, what is my voice?
I’ve had a break from focused writing the past few months as I’ve helped open a business. Now that I have time to dive back into it, I am reconsidering how to stay in a comfortable voice and not try to mimic someone else. This isn’t a problem for me most of the time. But every once in a while, I find myself slipping into a voice I don’t recognize, usually when I am trying to squeeze something out of nothing.
Recently I bought myself a gorgeous block cut print to post in my studio, a reminder of who I am and what I want to say.
“Trust in what you love, continue to do it, and it will take you where you need to go.”
~ Natalie Goldberg