They say that you write from what you know.
For many, many years I struggled to find my voice. I journalled. I journalled with a topic. I went spiritual. I tried fiction. Yet, nothing ever fit. I never had much of a passion. And if I did have a passion, I was always guarded with what I wrote. What was wrong? When I was younger, I could grab on to a topic and it would just flow. What happened?
Then, I realized that some unfortunate events molded my life. While I refused to be defined by those events, they influenced every aspect of me.
Victim. I hated that word. And despite what I thought, that was what I was.
I decided to redefine “victim”. I didn’t feel like a victim and did not want to be associated as a victim. I was a Survivor.
I have finally found my voice writing from what I know. Fiction influence by truth. Truth influenced by fiction.