My entire life, I’ve always considered myself somewhat of a writer. When I was a child, I wrote fictional short stories (including what totally should have been a children’s book called Lima Bean Town), when I was a pre-teen, I wrote fictional one page accounts of historical events (including a piece on Titanic in 6th grade that made my mother cry), in high school, I was in journalism and photojournalism, wrote for our local paper, and eventually started blogging. I’ve made money off my writing ability in multitudes of manners, and I’m pretty proud of the amount of writing I can accomplish in a relatively short amount of time.
With that in mind, let me explain to you my most recent predicament in my life:
The guy that I’m currently seeing is a better writer than I am.
Hands down, he is probably the best writer I’ve ever seen that hasn’t published a book, or had a popular blog. His use of vocabulary, the way he makes something jump of the screen (or page) for you. Everything I’ve ever read of his, be it an email inviting people to a house party, an email going out to co-workers, fiction stories about the zombie apocalypse, or true to life accounts about what he’s done… there’s nothing that I don’t sit there in amazement while I read. His vocabulary alone blows me out of the water – because while I understand when I’m reading the words he’s using, I fail to use them in my own writing. He’s erudite in his thoughts and that comes out on paper. I guess in a certain way that may be one area where I have him beat – he sometimes can have a tendency to come off as pretentious because he doesn’t speak in smaller, everyday words, where I am accessible to everyone based on my limited vocabulary in my writing style.
(Case in point: In IM he even is a better writer than I am – his response to that paragraph was, “That’s sweet except the completely unfounded ‘pretentious’ thing which was obviously some sort of radical typo on your part.”)
So, naturally, because I’m jealous of his writing style, what do I do? I set him up with his own blog which you can visit his blog over here.
Part of this is self serving – I love reading his writing (even the stuff he says is awful) because it takes me away to a different place. The other part is that I feel like his writing is somewhat wasted sitting on different pads of paper and google docs… he should be recognized for his writing, lauded by the masses, and I have the ability to make that happen with my superior knowledge of webpages and SEO ability.
I will be sad when I lose all you readers to his superior blog, but have no fear, I’m sure I’ll manage to weasel my way into some of his stories.
Edit: Even in cute text messages he’s a better writer than I am: ”I do feel like I’ve inordinately been missing you since yesterday. ” awwwwwwwww