If you write, you’re a writer. Please drop the “aspiring,” “newby,” “wannabe,” “unpublished”, etc…. (You work hard so own it.)


In 2016 after publishing my last book titled A.H.A a friend said:

Books don’t sell as much these days as they used to.
People don’t have great attention spans anymore.
People want content to be
Super quick
Short
Simple sound bites now
They want to move on to
The NEXT thing!

But, I kept writing

because…

A WRITER WRITES.


After publishing my first book Catch a Poem by the Tale a few stuffy poets said my book was too cutesy. Others felt it was too dark. Others snubbed and ignored me. 
Some wouldn’t read it because they didn’t like rhyming poems.
Yet others said they didn’t care for non-rhyming poems (ha!)
But like Goldilocks, some also thought it was ‘just right’. 
Goes to show you can’t please everyone.

But, I kept my pen moving

because…

A WRITER WRITES


One critic said it was selfish and self-centered to 
Write about yourself.
You. You. You.
Who the heck wants to hear your shit?

(Every writer obviously writes from their own life experiences. I mean, who else’s perspective would they write from?)

I kept my pen moving though,

because…

A WRITER WRITES


A few of my closest friends promised they’d read and review my last books
(even after giving them a free copy) but they never did it. 
It stung a bit because I believe in integrity

But, I kept writing

because…

A WRITER WRITES


I felt blocked, tormented and pissed off for months and months, wondering why the heck I was writing at all.
I questioned what it was all for! 
But, I was still compelled to throw words out to the Universe
 
 because…dammit

A WRITER WRITES.


My dad is now dying and my favorite cat died two days ago. My boyfriends health is precarious and three other friends are in life threatening health situations.

I feel scared and a bit terrified often, but

I keep my pen moving… daily, because

A WRITER WRITES.


THANKS FOR READING!

Michelle Monet is a poet, author, memoirist, vocalist and musician. She has published five non-fiction books, four ‘poetic memoirs’ and is working daily on her showbiz survival memoir. She loves to write and believes in writing as a ‘healer’. Visit Michelle at MichelleMonet.com.
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Michelle Monet is a poet, author, memoirist, vocalist and musician. She has published five non-fiction books, four ‘poetic memoirs’ and is working daily on her showbiz survival memoir. She loves to write and believes in writing as a ‘healer’. Visit Michelle at MichelleMonet.com.

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