MFA Sunday School: Lesson One - A Query Letter to Myself
A map to guide my writing & bring me back when I've lost my way
Dear Writerly Self,
I am a writer. I am a writer of journal entries, blog posts and hasty, unedited emails I blast off to friends when I can't sleep in the middle of the night. I am a writer because I have always found clarity forcing jumbled thoughts into written words, because I have always found something powerful about putting pen-to-paper or fingers-to-keyboard.
I am a writer who in the next two years will become more deliberate and focused about writing. I am a writer who will carve out time for regular blog posts, who will join that local writing group whose pamphlets I shove in my purse. I am a writer who will learn to take risks and open myself up to criticism. I am a writer who might even learn enough in the next two years to piece together those tiny fragments of a novel I have bouncing around my head.
I am a writer who will dedicate myself to becoming part of a community, both online and in person. I will do this because I am committed to my writing and I want to be held accountable to that commitment. I will do this because I want to be challenged and to grow. I will do this because I want to share my words, make connections and build a support system. Most of all, I will do this because it is something I love.