Editor’s Note: this is a guest post by Keshav of Chronicles of Narlia.
I’ve been actively writing for a little more than a year and it all started when I fell in love.
My writing, which had been dormant for more than a year, suddenly found inspiration. Once again, I found myself writing about my life, my beliefs, philosophy and even poetry. Now my blog and my writing have come a long way.
But this post is not about me or my writing. It’s about her–my biggest fan.
Many of you are aspiring writers, established authors, bloggers, or if you are like me–just another person trying to find a dream. Whoever you are and whatever you wish to create, know that you are never alone. There is always one beautiful soul who completely believes in us and supports our art.
Are you thinking of him or her?
For me, she is the love of my life–Sushma.
I want to be a writer (Ollin insists I am one). But there is a huge mountain of doubt which tries to bury my confidence. And when I do post my writing, Sushma comes along with her kind words, brushing away my apprehensions as if they were delicate spider webs.
She loves every post I write. Bloggers understand that every single post can’t be a masterpiece, but Sushma refuses to think of any one of my posts as anything other than a brilliant work of art.
An artist is a lonely person. On the surface, he/she may go about creating with quiet confidence, but underneath the beauty of his/her art lies a storm of thoughts. Most days are stormy, but when there is a brief lull, the clouds break apart and out pours a creation.
It is hard being constantly battered by doubt from yourself or the world around us. We all need a steady lighthouse to guide us to the shore. Sushma has been my lighthouse, always piercing my darkness with her words of support.
She is my biggest fan.
10 Important Pushes
Here are 10 things that my “biggest fan” did to encourage me. Feel free to add your own experiences to this list.
- She loves every one of my posts.
- She always thinks my writing is very good.
- When I insist that a post is too long, she says it’s just right for a certain topic/story.
- She gently reminds me to stop procrastinating, because my readers are waiting for new posts.
- She really listens.
- She never makes a negative remark about my writing.
- She encourages me to experiment with short stories, writing contests, and things which I’m afraid to say out loud.
- She visits my blog almost every day looking for new posts.
- She is proud of me.
- She was very excited when I got my first offer as a guest blogger (this one).
With your biggest fan you can NEVER fail. They are an extra shoulder you can lean on to help you on the path of discovering your inner potential.
This post is dedicated to all the readers and supporters who are always there. Thank You.
Keshav R Narla is an adventure-seeker trying to tame his inner beast while he is working as a software professional. He records his life through random chronicles on his blog, Chronicles of Narlia.
Who is your biggest fan? How did they support you?
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