I have loved writing all my life.
Along the journey, when I would mention this and express my hopes for my writing, many would ask the same question...." well do you have a publisher?" It is a question that in the past would paralyze my expressiveness and sprinkle fertilizer on my doubts. It could, however, never put me into a creative coma.
𝗜𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝗡𝗘𝗪 𝗗𝗔𝗬! I am........ Inkin' My Thinkin' Poetry and Press ™
It is not so much the question that bothered me, but the intentional or unintentional incredulous undertone. What do you possibly say to those who can not seem to fathom how or why you could/would ever do something in a manner other than the ways they have seen or heard things are done? How do you respond when they tell you that "you do too much" and what you already do is more than enough (for them)? How much will die in you if you do not follow your dreams because the lack of faith of others is so much bigger and louder than the mustard seed of your own faith that has intimately whispered to you all this time?
What can I say when they ask (without asking) if I am Validated?
I pay me, I am beholden to me, I "proof" me, I believe in me, I invest in me, I validate me.
All I really want to say is -
𝘝𝘈𝘓𝘐𝘋𝘈𝘛𝘌 𝘋𝘌𝘌𝘡 𝘕𝘜𝘛𝘡!
Maybe what I will do instead is just start
Wakanda Grunting at 'em on my journey.
Yea, I'll do that.
𝗝𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗲𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝗠𝗲:
A 𝗠𝗲𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻, 𝗔𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻, 𝗔 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗼𝗻,