When writing this piece, I found that the words flowed relatively easily. It is much easier to write about yourself than something you have to research. You automatically know what comes next. I started this post with a simple outline, just to organize my thoughts and really get them to flow onto the paper. The most intriguing line in this essay is as follows, “There were a select number of books that had been read to me so many times, I would mouth the words simultaneously with the reader.” It encapsulates my journey as a young reader and shows how enamored I become when given a good story. I find it the best to delete that parts of my outline as I continue writing. It’s almost like this twisted competitive drive I have to get to the finish line, the more I can delete, the closer I am to finishing. I also use the outline as a way to stay on track and keep myself focused. The hardest part with this specific project was keeping in the word parameters. I have always had this issue with writing. I tend to include a lot of small details that most likely do not need to be included in the paper. Editing the paper and cutting out the less important details is probably what I struggle the most with. I find it helpful to have a friend peer edit the paper. It gives the words a fresh set of eyes and someone who was not there during the writing process. In the end, after the peer editing and the cutting, the paper really reflected how I feel about reading and writing.
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