Hi, I’m Harper McKnight.
I like to write and I used to write frequently. Then, as all writers do, I went through a dry spell. I feel like it was different for me than most because I induced my own dry spell on purpose. Inspiration did not leave me, I just chose to ignore it. Imagine a person who habitually goes to the gym all the time suddenly decides that it is taking too much of their time or too much of a toll on their body. The person might not want to stop going to gym but they have convinced themselves that the gym can no longer be a priority. I think that’s kind of what it was like for me. I was entering in my senior year when I stopped writing. I was used to posting poetry/prose daily on my Instagram account but I stopped entirely. I know why I did it, but at the same time I don’t. I have no idea why I gave up on something that I loved so much.
So now here I am, a year and a half later, trying to pick up the pen again. I constantly have ideas running through my mind but never take the time to see them through. I need to grow as a writer. I want this blog to be a place where I can motivate myself to write what I want to write, without worrying what others might say about it. I honestly feel fragile as a writer right now. I know I have potential to become a great writer but I have to exercise that creative muscle first. Until I build my own confidence up again, I don’t think I’m ready to let many people see my work.
So I guess that covers the why of my blog. This was supposed to be the About page but meh, that’s kind of informative and cliche. Who really needs an About page anyways?