Welcome to Black Scribe's first blog post.
Finally, I have unburdened myself of the indecision to blog or not to blog. My inner voice prevaricates, 'give it a whirl and see where it takes you’. After all, what’s the worst that can happen? As I look back at life's challenges I can remember that once shy, nervous little girl, frightened of her own shadow. The fear of what could happen was enough to keep me silent. My introverted voice dared not break out of its comfortable world, to be ridiculed. I have long since overcome my insecurities, well most of them anyway. It is certainly a skill to manage feedback from others, be it praise or chastisment, particularly the latter.
Back then I wished I could hide from the camera and myself but in truth, I was a shy skinny little kid that longed for a real afro! I hear your virtual snigger's. I’m not scared to flop as my afro's always did, but now I have the hope that as a writer I can grow and evolve.
A writer begins with small tentative steps to make their mark in the writing world. My social media posts and once published stories fade quickly, as I know my voice may not be heard above others. The Black Scribe is my place to write, review, reflect and deliberate on life’s little messages. As I remark on life through my writer’s lens and characterise the scenes in my minds eye. I will always have my fictional voice both published and unpublished.
With every new conversation brings a new footprint. It's a chance to share, like and follow others to illuminate the power of the written word and keep the ever moving trail of virtual noise alive. Choose your platform, it’s your piece of real estate, move in and make it your own. Share your voice, laugh, cry or shout if it means that much.
Just remember ‘ a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step’. Lao Tzu
How does the voice of a new writer gain momentum in the literary community?
Can our footprints be traced or are they lost in the snow?
It is a pleasure to share my blog and I hope you enjoyed my contribution, you are invited to drop in each week for another peek at the voice of the Black Scribe.