That is what I would say to anyone who desires to write but are afraid of never being ‘significant’. It’s not about who you’re significant to, but that what you’re doing is significant to you.
Tell us about yourself and what you do
My name is J.S. Danielle and I have been writing since I was about 11/12. Primarily, poetry then. I think I kind of had a knack for it then to “make things rhyme”, not necessarily “feel” what I was writing. But when I got to College and experienced a few things, grew up, my poetry changed. It told stories…then my stories were short at first. Finally those became novels.
Who has inspired you in your life and why?
A friend of mine, former coworker at my day job (and a very good writer), let me read an excerpt of his work. I was floored at how good he was! I didn’t know until that moment he could write…and wasn’t afraid to do it. And even though he’s “still writing”, his ability to give me a shot at reading his stuff, gave me a bit of confidence to write what I’d been holding onto. He is who (or what) inspired me to write my own stuff.
What is your greatest achievement so far?
My greatest achievement for me, so far has been just accomplishing the book(s). I didn’t set out to do it ‘for’ anyone, just for myself. It allowed me to overcome several fears and do what I loved. That is what I would say to anyone who desires to write but are afraid of never being ‘significant’. It’s not about who you’re significant to, but that what you’re doing is significant to you.