Yesterday, I came up with the thought that those who are not doing the A-Z challenge need not face loneliness and isolation during this month. While many bloggers are taking fun in the A-Z challenge, there are those of us who have other priorities preventing us from enjoying the ride, too. I submit to you that these bloggers need support, too, and so the thought of a Lonely Bloggers Club or Group has come to mind.
It can be downright difficult not to buckle under the pressure of trends. Part of human nature is to want to belong, which is why so many people succumb to peer pressure. Hardly anyone out there likes the thought of being excluded, of standing alone in such a socially driven culture.
But sometimes when you stand alone, you learn how to fend for yourself. In terms of writing, this translates over into a thing of beauty, into something called finding your voice. When you sit down to write, no one else is writing for you. You’re doing the work yourself. You’re putting your prose, poetry, or article onto the page, sharing with the world your various insights. In the solitary act of writing, you’re creating a work of art.
In finding their voice, every writer stands alone. It is after the writing where we come together with our beta readers, our editors, and other collaborationists to get the final product to where it needs to be. In this aspect, we’re never truly alone.