Jump in the Deep End

I love the water, and going back to my springboard diving roots, not only do I jump in the deep end with gusto, I do it head-first.

I realized I did the same thing with writing.

I had no clue how to write when I started. I had a story in my head and I got it down on paper. Looking back on that first manuscript (that I never finished back when I was in my teens), the style and voice was that of a middle schooler.

And my next manuscript that I started in my early 20’s wasn’t much better. You’d think I’d have a better learning curve, or I’d at least learn not to throw myself off the high dive. Go off the smaller board first with a few short stories or articles, or even a blog.

But deep-end diving is what I do. Three ‘adult’ manuscripts later, and I’m still learning. Still wading around in the deep end, but I feel I’ve improved a lot. Even met some really cool people along the way that loves the deep end like me.

I’ve written a few short stories over the last two years, and it’s a different style of writing all together, but its good practice. As is this blog. Need to get the creative juices flowing with things like this.

But I’ll always love the high dive.