As a child, I was fond of imagining what the story could have been if this kind of thing happened or that kind of thing happened? With this in mind, I end up creating stories of my own, though I wasn’t able to write them properly or finish them at all. I used to write one in a notebook, but I remember throwing it away because of how cringy and complicated the story was.
But as I stepped into college, and my friend introduced WATTPAD to me, this is where it began. How much I wanted to improve in writing stories, and how much I want to convey and share to a lot of people my ideas and imaginations. How much I want to avoid cliche stories, and how much I tend escape reality with the world I create.
And for the 5 years (and still counting) that I’ve been a member of this site, I can say that even though I did improve, there’s still a lot of things that I need to learn, I need to finish, I need to share, I need to write. And for all the followers, reads, votes and comments that I received during those 5 years, I can’t help but be thankful for them, because aside from listening to music, they give me inspirations to continue writing.
As I read back my old stories from before, from the very first story that I wrote, until the recent ones, from the published to the hidden stories in my drafts, every single one of them came from my heart, and I’ve put a lot of time and effort in them. Some of them made me cringe because of how “JEJE” they were written, and the others made me smile at how I manage to grow and improve my writing skills.
I still have a long way to go, but with my family, my friends, and my readers there to support me, I know that I will be able to improve using my own strength and skills.