Sanger High School
“Anyone can write this.” “You get your ‘writing’ off the internet; YOU can’t write!” Those words I hear far too often. I’m told I can’t be a writer; that I am not a writer and my work isn’t my own. I will admit, at first, I would be upset and try to defend myself and my work. However that never worked, people still talk and criticized. I realized that there isn’t much that I can do about it so when ever someone tells me I can’t, I say I can. When someone says that it isn’t my writing, I say believe what you want. And when someone tells me, “Who do you think you are?” I say hi, I’m Angelica Vieyra.
I’m often told I should have a back up plan because a writer isn’t a career. What people fail to understand is if I was in it for the money I’d never write but I’m not in it for the money, for the fame, for the fortune. No. I’m in it to leave my mark on this world. I won’t live a life without leaving the only thing that I have to offer, my writing. A writer’s work can live on forever and that’s my goal, to leave behind something that can leave on forever. With a Fuji Fine Pix 5900 camera and it’s timer, I captured what I think a writer would look like.